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Advantage Miss Seeton

(1990)
(The seventh book in the Miss Seeton series)
A novel by

 
 
A sunny summer's day at the Hurlingham Club resounds to the thwack of ball on racket, as Britain's young hopeful, the splendidly named Trish Thumper, seems likely to knock out her American opponent. Yet not all the eyes following Trish's strokes belong to tennis fans - it soon emerges that her father, the notoriously stern Judge William Thumper, has made an enemy who will stop at little to harm him and his daughter.

But the wrongdoers have reckoned without artistic sleuth Miss Emily Seeton, who in a series of apparently mistimed shots with torch and umbrella, defeats them game, set and match.

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!

What people are saying about Miss Seeton:

"Miss Seeton is a hoot! I was torn between laughter and eye rolling with each page turn. The characters are loveable and thoroughly British. This is a perfect specimen of classic British mystery."

"What a joy Miss Seeton is. Why did I wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny."

"I've become a Miss Ess addict. Great characters that get better with each book. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch."

"What a great series. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries."

"Miss Seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can."

Editorial reviews:

"A most beguiling protagonist!" New York Times

"Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting." San Francisco Chronicle

"This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing." The Sun

"Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life." Publishers Weekly

"Fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers . . . and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton." Kirkus Reviews

"Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple." Ogden Nash

"I think, on the whole, Miss Seeton is the most loveable and entertaining of any of today's fiction detectives. May she live forever." London Mystery Selection

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Hampton Charles's Advantage Miss Seeton

Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Advantage Miss Seeton
Author(s): Hampton Charles, Hampton Carles
ISBN: 0-7862-2242-5 / 978-0-7862-2242-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Advantage Miss Seeton (A Miss Seeton Mystery)
Author(s): Hampton Charles
ISBN: 1-78842-078-0 / 978-1-78842-078-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Farrago
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June 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Advantage Miss Seeton (Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton)
Author(s): Hampton Charles
ISBN: 0-425-12237-9 / 978-0-425-12237-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Advantage Miss Seeton (A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Hampton Charles, Heron Carvic
Publisher: Farrago
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