Saturday, August 26, 2017

Miss Seeton Quilts the Village (Miss Seeton #23) by Hamilton Crane, Heron Carvic

Miss Seeton returns from vacation to find the policemen have been looking for her.  They need her help again...

Farrago sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published September 7th.

I love Miss Seeton.  She's not your typical detective but somehow she sees more than what is shown.  She instinctively picks up on the nuances:  Things felt but not seen.  And doing that has helped the Oracle solve several cases.  His current case seems almost like he's being set up to fail, so he hopes she can help him escape that trap.  For some reason he doesn't seem to trust the high mucky-mucks and the lack of information he's getting.  He's investigating a death but it's not what it seems.

A secret agent appears to have committed suicide but nobody thinks it was suicide.  They think he was drugged and hit the tree under the influence of the drug.  They worry that British secrets might be leaked to other countries.  Not that they say so directly.

There are refugees in one home.  They are quiet, stay to themselves, and don't drive on the right side of the road.  Even Miss Seeton gets run off the run on her bicycle once.  But they don't seem to be involved in the spying business.

When they figure out who is, they're amazed.  One thing about it, when Nigel got married to Louise and their new home was being remodeled, they had no idea what kind of discoveries the builders would find.

This is another fun read with Miss Seeton creating pictures that make no sense to her and sometimes not the most sense to the Oracle, but he does solve the case.  I can't wait to read the next one.

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