When a flood of faked banknotes hits the market, retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton is chosen to investigate a respected Geneva bank. Bamboozling both the crooks and the police, and innocently humming the fraudsters' musical password, she trips gaily along the dangerous trail, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!
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When a flood of perfectly faked banknotes hits the market, retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, the Yard's famed 'MissEss', is chosen to investigate a respected Geneva bank. Somehow, the forger is also mixed up in the theft of valuable paintings, so it's 'set an artist to catch an artist'.
But Miss S. is new to air travel - surely the names Geneva and 'Genova' must be the same place? Bamboozling both the crooks and the police who vainly try to keep tabs on her, innocently humming the fraudsters' musical password, she trips gaily along the dangerous trail.
Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!What people are saying about Miss Seeton:
"Miss Seeton is a hoot! I was torn between laughter and eye rolling with each page turn. The characters are loveable and thoroughly British. This is a perfect specimen of classic British mystery."
"What a joy Miss Seeton is. Why did I wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny."
"I've become a Miss Ess addict. Great characters that get better with each book. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch."
"What a great series. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries."
"Miss Seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can."Editorial reviews:
"A most beguiling protagonist!" New York Times
"Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting." San Francisco Chronicle
"This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing." The Sun
"Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life." Publishers Weekly
"Fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers . . . and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton." Kirkus Reviews
"Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple." Ogden Nash
"I think, on the whole, Miss Seeton is the most loveable and entertaining of any of today's fiction detectives. May she live forever." London Mystery Selection
"This is one of the best yet."* Times, New Milford, Ct. *
"For those who like a bit of fun in their mystery stories a new Miss Seeton yarn is always welcome. Heron Carvic once more provides his readers with a host of chuckles while at the same time assuring plenty of action."* Lewiston Journal *
"Light, zany, this novel is peopled by several genuine human beings you hate to see go."* Houston Post *
"A most beguiling protagonist!"* New York Times *
"This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing."* The Sun *
Heron Carvic (1913-1980) was an actor and writer, most recognisable today for his voice portrayal of the character Gandalf in the first BBC Radio broadcast version of The Hobbit. He started writing the Miss Seeton novels in the 1960s, after using her in a short story. He later recalled that "Miss Seeton upped and demanded a book".