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Witch Miss Seeton by Heron Carvic
Farrago Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 02 Jun 2016
Miss Seeton has as much in common with Miss Marple as Abbott and Costello have with Holmes and Watson. Actually she has more in common with Abbott and Costello, her antics, like theirs resulting in immense quantities of comic mayhem.
Miss Seeton wouldn't call herself a detective. She has no idea that the police use her because of her amazing ability to unknowingly upset the plans of hardened criminals. Armed only with her umbrella, handbag and immense naïveté Miss Seeton manages to survive fire and flood barely singed, much to the frustration of the criminal class. It is no surprise these comic mysteries have as loyal a following today as they did when the series began in the late 60s.
In Witch Miss Seeton, the police require Miss Seeton's assistance in investigating a nuisance - Nuscience - a cult that attracts the very wealthy and very gullible. At the same time, rumors of witches have Plummerton residents up in arms and scheduling exorcisms.
Witch Miss Seeton is a cute comic mystery, very different from common cozies as Miss Seeton, the main character is more of a catalyst than an amateur detective. Even though she is instrumental to the police, she honestly has no clue what is going on. These mysteries will appeal more to those who like their humor blended with nostalgia.
I received a copy of Witch Miss Seeton from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
A sudden interest in the occult swept through the English village of Plummergen, with Ouija boards replacing the best china in many a cozy cottage.
It might be quite the thing for maiden ladies and persnickity aunts, but it wasn’t Miss Seeton’s cup of tea . . . until Scotland Yard requested she go undercover to investigate some sinister shenanigans in the Kentish countryside. A flim-flam was afoot in the local witches coven . . . and magic could be a prelude to murder most foul.
Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella, she is at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.