Thursday, August 25, 2016

Miss Seeton Cracks the Case by Hamilton Crane

The gossipy old ladies have won a trip and are off on a bus ride.  When the bus is stopped much in the same manner as the coaches by the highway men in the past and their valuable are stolen, they know they'll be in the paper and on the news and will have their fifteen minutes of fame.  But it doesn't work out that way and they're sure Miss Seeton must have made that happen.  After all, she's the most suspicious person living in the village...

Farrago and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published today, so you can grab a copy now.

Not only are there the bus robberies, a group of people help elders get their packages home and then drug them and steal their goods.  One man got drugged enough to die, so it's become a more vital case now.  The police ask Miss Seeton to try to sketch the people one of the witnesses has seen.  She draws a pirate and then a WW1 scene.  Is she lost in the past or is she trying to tell them something?

Then there's the new couple in town.  They're cleaning up their yard and remove the brambles from an old bunker.  There's a rumor there's a body in the bunker so they are selling chances for who gets to open the door on the day of discovery.

Miss Seeton wanders right through the midst of the scams, even gets approached by them but manages to get away by chance.  She also sketches a new picture with the two groups joined together as one but no one knows what that means.  Eventually, they find some other clues and manage to put the case together but it took Miss Seeton to set everything off.  As usual...

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