An ARC honest review for Farrago Books via NetGalley.
This is the sixth instalment of the Miss Emily D. Seeton parody mysteries.
And Miss Seeton receives a Royal invitation to attend the garden party at Buckingham Palace, luckily for her, so have the Colveden’s…
but not all is as it seems, as MI5 has set it up so she will meet someone there, to later do a drawing for them.
On top of that the Colveden’s have agreed to having a photo shoot at their family home Rytham Hall by the famous photographer Cedric Benbow, a fashion shoot for Mode magazine, with pieces of the famous Lalique jewellery as the centre pieces on a newly discovered model Marigold Naseby.
With spies, thefts and blackmail and as usual, where Miss Seeton and her brolly is, madness and mayhem are bound to be close by!
This is the first book that was written after the death of Heron Carvic, by James Melville writing under the name of Hampton Charles. And I don’t think that he has made too bad a job of it. He has still managed to keep it light and a fun read.
Who should be hobnobbing with the great and the good at a Buckingham Palace garden party but little Miss Emily Seeton, retired teacher and artistic sleuth. It seems there may be a traitor amongst HM’s faithful retainers.
But while Miss Seeton is viewing shrunken heads and other royal treasures with Sir Wormelow Tump, a plan is being hatched by a titled crook to steal valuables of a different kind – a fabulous set of Lalique jewellery. So the battling brolly must make the most of her royal appointment and literally ‘use her head’ to save the day.
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!