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Miss seeton draws the line
by Heron Carvic | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingbluenoserwing of Eymet, Aquitaine France on 3/27/2008
Average 4 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Threedoughnuts): travelling


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingbluenoserwing from Eymet, Aquitaine France on Thursday, March 27, 2008

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I bought this from a box of books donated to the Phoenix Association Book Sale. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingbluenoserwing from Eymet, Aquitaine France on Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Miss Seeton is a sort of more refined version of Agaatha Raisin. This retired art teacher and rather eccentric brolly wielder solves crimes by accident. The other characters in the village add a humorous charm to this quick read from the 1960s. I'm sure my friend Nu-Knees will enjoy this slim, fun read that will slip easily into her handbag. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingbluenoserwing at controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Heading across the channel via La Poste. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 04, 2009

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Thank you very much, bluenoser, for another very welcome surprise which came flying through my letterbox this morning. I must admit that I've never heard of Miss Seeton but I'm sure I'm going to enjoy getting to know her :-) This looks like my sort of fun, thank you! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 04, 2009

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Oh dear, this isn't ringing true as an English village in Kent. I'm only on p45 and already we've had 'ax' spelt without an 'e' twice and now someone's talking about the 'trash men'. It's not just the language; somehow the characters and atmosphere seem slightly off kilter to me as well. I've just tried googling Heron Carvic to confirm my suspicions that she's an American, only to discover that it's the pseudonymn of a British actor and writer about whom there are very few personal details available, e.g. no date of birth, just a year of death. Perhaps this edition was reworked for publication on the other side of the Atlantic? I shall persevere for the time being.... It ought to be the sort of cosy mystery I enjoy :-)

That's interesting! Further research through Global Overview shows 16 copies here on BookCrossing, yet this is the only one that wasn't registered in Canada or the United States, thus suggesting that it is a TransAtlantic phenomenon! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 05, 2009

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Evidence hasn't overcome prejudice (does it ever?) and this still feels like an outsider's view of Good Olde Englande to me! I don't know why. I was around in the '60s so I'm sure it isn't a Then and Now divide. In fact I was surprised there weren't more reminders of how things have changed. I smiled when the computer was fed its cards - not something I did personally but one of my cousins was a 'puncher' :-) And then there's the number of hitchhikers on the road and the lack of mobile phones to call for help, although I note that one policeman did use his walkie-talkie!

This silly but entertaining, fun and sometimes funny, mystery is now Available while I think what to do with it! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Stockwell Road surgery in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 07, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/7/2009 UTC) at Stockwell Road surgery in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Left in the bookshelves in the porch. They'd appreciate a 20 pence donation towards patient luxuries/equipment, please. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 09, 2009

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Poor Miss Seeton was still hanging around the surgery, not the healthiest of environments with all this swine flu about, so I thought I'd send her where she's less likely to catch something.... 


Journal Entry 9 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Starbeck, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Posted to a friend as a surprise! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Thanks Nu-knees for this surprise! Miss Seeton arrived today - I've never "met" her before so look forward to making her aquaintance.

A proper thank you will be on it's way at some point :o) 


Journal Entry 11 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 17, 2011

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Well I pretty much agree with all the previous JEs - Miss Seeton is a cross between Miss Marple & Agatha Raisin but with the strange talent of being some sort of psychic artist!

An interesting trip back into the not-too-long-ago past (think the lack of technology makes the tale seem older than it is, no mobiles, internet etc - just good ol' fashioned policing!) but I do agree with Nu-knees that it does have the feel of being an Americans idea of British country life....& I was surprised to learn that the author is actually male!

A fun read never-the-less, not sure I'd hunt down anymore in the series but would pick up any I come across on my travels. Think I might add it to a crime bookbox coming my way as its something a bit different :o)

Read as part of the 2011 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE (#6) 


Journal Entry 12 by wingPlum-crazywing at The Stables Tearoom in Palnure, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 09, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/8/2012 UTC) at The Stables Tearoom in Palnure, Scotland United Kingdom

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Left on table with brochures.


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Journal Entry 13 by Threedoughnuts at Palnure, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Found this book on the windowsill at The Stables tearoom and liked the look of it. I'm currently reading an Agatha Christie so haven't started it yet but my daughter is on chapter 1 as I write.  


Journal Entry 14 by Threedoughnuts at Palnure, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, July 13, 2012

4 out of 10

Well I finally got round to reading miss Seeton after my daughter had finished with it? We both thought the same really? It was ok but not a patch on anything by Agatha Christie. Definitely written for the US market. Sending it to Spain to my brother tomorrow? Let's see what he thinks!  


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