Miss Seeton Quilts the Village – Hamilton Crane

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Book Blurb:

“Miss Seeton is back! A new original for this classic series of humorous cosy mysteries.

It’s practically a Royal Marriage! The highly eligible son of Miss Seeton’s old friends Sir George and Lady Colveden has wed the daughter of a French count.

Miss Seeton lends her talents to the village scheme to create a quilted ‘Bayeux Tapestry’ of local history, inspired by the wedding. But her intuitive sketches reveal a startlingly different perspective – involving buried Nazi secrets, and links to the mysterious death of a diplomat and to a South American dictator . . .

Serene amidst every kind of skulduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!

The first new mystery in this much-loved series for almost twenty years. Find out why the world can’t get enough of Miss Seeton!”

My review:

Like finding your favourite blanket or meeting your oldest friend after a long time, that’s how returning to the world of Miss Seeton felt when I got a copy of this.

I know it’s been 20 years since the intrepid Miss Seeton burst into my life in book one, and I know I started at the beginning and went to the end, but I promise to fill in the gaps with the other 20 in time, but onto this one.

The final peels of the wedding bells are fading and Miss Seeton has come back from a holiday in Scotland.

I love how the two books I have listened to the story is so easy to follow and get lost in. This story has an international feel about it, and like the tapestry the village is making this story has many strands. Amongst hidden Nazi gold, odd paintings, misconceived gossip and as always Miss Seeton is right in the middle of it whether she realises it or not. Throw in the mysterious death of a diplomat and of course Miss Seeton’s sketches once again make sense where Scotland Yard cannot.

Even though some time has passed we welcome back Phyllida Nash, who it feels like she has never been away and beautifully tells us this new story.

When I was first sent this I was a bit unsure as it has quite been a while, but I’m delighted to say it was all unfounded as it could have been yesterday, a welcome return for the cute little village and our favourite Miss Seeton.

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