Thursday, August 11, 2016

Miss Seeton, By Appointment by Hampton Charles

The criminals don't really stand a chance when Miss Seeton is around.  She may not know what's going on or who the criminal is but somehow she always ends up in the middle of the case and exposes the wrong doing.  She's like a secret weapon...

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

I love Miss Seeton as a character.  She's a doddering old fool to everyone else but she does the job.

She can't believe she got invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace!  The only reason she's brave enough to go is because her neighbors have been invited, too, and they'll take her with them.  The reason for the invite is because the cops think someone is leaking secrets and they want her to scope them out and maybe find a suspect.  What she finds is something more.

The gossipy neighbors have her attacking a man and trying to kill him and doing other nefarious things which are all false.  The man she tried to help and almost strangled is a thief.  He decides he needs to get her out of the way and tries to kill her but he ends up in the cold river instead.  She somehow manages to walk out of the palace with a shrunken head in her tote and now she's to help with a theft that the young model has been blackmailed to participate in.

While all this various stuff is going on, the thief is planning everything out perfectly.  He almost succeeds but Miss Seeton uses her umbrella to recover the jewelry and another guest barks out a military command and oh my!

Reading about Miss Seeton is never boring.  She's quite the character and the only injuries she comes up with are from her Yoga exercises.  How could you not like her?

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