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Miss Seeton at the Helm

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

 
 
Lucky Miss Seeton is thrilled to be 'awarded' a luxury cruise from Venice to the Greek islands, for her services as official artist to Scotland Yard. But also on the good ship Eurydice are her friends, Sir George and Lady Emily Colvedon, who know all about Miss S's talent for tripping up wrongdoers. And by coincidence of course, there are a couple of well-known warring art experts, one of whom soon ends up dead.

This voyage is heading into stormy waters, but by the crook of her brolly Miss S untangles the truth and brings them all safely into harbour.

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 Miss Seeton at the Helm

Hardback Editions

June 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Miss Seeton at the Helm
Author(s): Hampton Charles
ISBN: 0-7540-3282-5 / 978-0-7540-3282-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miss Seeton at the Helm (A Miss Seeton Mystery)
Author(s): Hampton Charles
ISBN: 1-78842-079-9 / 978-1-78842-079-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Farrago
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June 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miss Seeton at the Helm
Author(s): Hampton Charles
ISBN: 0-7540-3283-3 / 978-0-7540-3283-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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August 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: Miss Seeton at the Helm (G. K. Hall Nightingale Series Edition)
Author(s): Charles Hampton, Hampton Charles
ISBN: 0-8161-5926-2 / 978-0-8161-5926-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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August 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Miss Seeton At the Helm
Author(s): Hampton Charles
ISBN: 0-425-12264-6 / 978-0-425-12264-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Miss Seeton at the Helm (A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 8)
Author(s): Hampton Charles, Heron Carvic
Publisher: Farrago
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