Thursday, July 28, 2016

Miss Seeton at the Helm by Hampton Charles

Miss Seeton is very excited.  She's won a trip to Greece.  Her friends George and Emily are going and she's thrilled at seeing all the artwork and architecture.  She doesn't know that Scotland Yard is paying for the trip and they hope she can help them solve a case.  She also doesn't know that another murder will happen while they are on the ship...

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

It's an odd group on the ship.  There's a TV star that has a new girlfriend draped on him.  His ex-wife is part of the tour, too.  There's a relatively young couple, a man who is fighting the TV star in a law suit, and a man who lectures to the tour.  Most are acquainted and know each other but some are strangers.  

Miss Seeton saves a man who's on a walk and almost falls from the trail.  He was actually trying to push the man ahead of him off the trail but she doesn't see that.  I think this ability to not see how dangerous is it is what keeps her alive.

There's been a con game going on that is mostly likely to come to light during the lawsuit.  The man who shares the profits of the con with the TV star wants the other man killed.  Since Miss Seeton stopped that, the TV star is not sure what to do next.  Before he can decide, he ends up dead.  Then Miss Seeton gets hit in the head and her sketches stolen.

George calls the newspaper gal, Mel, and asks her to get hold of the Oracle and get him over to take over the case.  It's a complicated case with a sad ending but Miss Seeton sails through.  I have to say that the Oracle disappointed me in this story.  He does something that seems totally out-of-character for him.  I'll have to read the next book to see how this gets resolved.

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