An ARC honest review for Farrago Books via NetGalley.

Miss Seeton is at it again, armed only with her sketch pad and brolly.

With a small group robbing the lonely elderly (for the most part) with the aid of sleeping tablets induced sherry, they have been successful in evading the police in several counties.  Who have aptly named them, The Sherry Gang.   Have now descended on the Plummergen area.

Also happening at the same time in that area, is a gang of highway robbers targeting tour coaches.

Superintendent Brinton decides to ask Miss Seeton to do some sketches for him.  But can not make head nor tail of them.  Finally calling in Chief Superintendent Delphick (The Oracle) to help decipher them.

The chase is on to capture both gangs, through the Kent countryside.

Another delightfully fun romp for Miss Emily D. Seeton.  Just what you need to read as the nights draw in.

Love this series.

4 Stars****


A positive crime wave has descended on Miss Seeton’s peaceful home village of Plummergen. There’s the Sherry Gang, who go round offering to help old folk with their shopping then ply them with drugged booze and rob them. And a return to olden times with the Dick Turpin robberies – coaches of people held up on the highway and told to “Stand and deliver!”

When the Battling Brolly tries to help the police by creating some of her famous sketches she seems to hint at a connection between the gangs – but what? If only Chief Superintendent Delphick can work out the subconscious clue behind Miss Ess’s cryptic cartoons.

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!


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