Thursday, July 14, 2016

Advantage Miss Seeton by Hampton Charles

She's a rising tennis star.  Her father is a judge.  He's a stern judge that makes no allowances for anyone.  Now someone who has served his time and lost his daughter is planning to take Judge's daughter from him.

Farrago and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

Miss Seeton is only at the match because she's been invited by her local friends.  Nigel seems to have an eye on this tennis star and is love struck.  Miss Seeton knows nothing about tennis but by leaving her sentences unfinished, the reverend thinks she knows more than she does.  It's while she's at the match that she notices a man observing the judge and the daughter.  He looks like he belongs but he looks a bit furtive, too.

The ex-con gets his buddy from prison involved in a plan to kidnap the girl.  His buddy wants to rob the old churches and take their silver and gold.  He brings another person to help with disposal of the goods.  The first church they rob turns out to be Miss Seeton's.  She's got flower duty and is down there that night looking over how many flowers she will need and what kind.  It's a good thing she has a torch with her because it saves her from being strangled.  Good ole Miss Seeton.  No matter how well the crime is thought out, she manages to mess it up.

When the Oracle gets involved, he wants to look at her sketches.  He knows she sketches more than they actually sees and it's helped on past cases.  It helps on this case, too.

As the criminals bumble around and nothing works out quite like it should, you can look at Miss Seeton in the middle stirring the pot.  She's not the smartest pea in the pod but she's a very good catalyst.  That makes this series fun to read.

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