With a gentleman thief the papers have called ‘Raffles’, stealing small items of great value and holding them for ransom.  And art thefts by a gang known as ‘The Croesus Gang’, Scotland Yard have got their hands full.

When Sir Wormelow Tump and also the steward from Belton Abbey, visit Chief Superintendent Dephick asking that Miss Seeton be put on the case…Dephick decides that it might be a good idea to send MissEss on a little holiday with her self proclaimed nephew Sergeant Bob Ranger and his wife Anne.

While visiting Belton Abbey and the surrounding area, Miss Seeton with sketch book and brolly in hand, draws her own unique conclusions to the thefts and the thieves.

Another delightfully fun read in the Miss Seeton mysteries.  Always a pleasure.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Farrago Books and downloaded via NetGalley.

4 Stars****


How do you catch an art thief? With artistic bait, of course. And who else but the talented Miss Seeton would provide a painting for Scotland Yard, hoping it will get stolen? Before the trap is sprung, a second thief strikes . . . in one of England’s most stately homes. Now Miss Seeton – incognito – is off to the scene to draw her own conclusions . . .

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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