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An ARC honest review for Farrago Books via NetGalley.

Miss Seeton rides again in this the 5th outing in Heron Carvic’s parody of the spinster detective.

Gambling is the name of the game in this story, with Miss Seeton making a clean sweep of the winnings.  Without her trusted brolly on her arm, she still makes trouble for the baddies with a weighted fur stole and a handbag full of cash!

Plus a stay at a stately home as a guest, with ghosts, secret panels and an old abbey ruins.  You are in for a Helter Skelter ride to an explosive finish!

Love these books by Heron Carvic and the antics that he has created for his naïve main character.

5 Stars*****

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At the roulette table an elderly, ludicrously made-up woman in dazzling diamonds is making a killing. Who would guess the bejewelled high roller is actually retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, in disguise to help capture a mysterious crime boss?

Miss S. must get a good look at the crook’s face to produce a sketch for the police, a simple task surely. It’s not her fault things escalate, and after half-blinding one baddie with the tail of her mink stole and whacking another with her handbag, she’s soon gambling for the very highest stakes – her own life.

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!

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