Picture Miss Seeton

Picture Miss Seeton Miss Seeton is a retired often bemuddled British art teacher with a slight psychic ability for drawing things accurately than they appear Picture Miss Seeton the first in the series is an absorbing

  • Title: Picture Miss Seeton
  • Author: Heron Carvic
  • ISBN: 9789997407436
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Miss Seeton is a retired, often bemuddled British art teacher with a slight psychic ability for drawing things accurately than they appear Picture Miss Seeton, the first in the series, is an absorbing novel in which an elderly and naive drawing mistress, finds herself suddenly involved in the baser side of life, becoming embroiled in a murder and its subsequent mayheMiss Seeton is a retired, often bemuddled British art teacher with a slight psychic ability for drawing things accurately than they appear Picture Miss Seeton, the first in the series, is an absorbing novel in which an elderly and naive drawing mistress, finds herself suddenly involved in the baser side of life, becoming embroiled in a murder and its subsequent mayhem.

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    1. Heron Carvic 21 January 1913 9 February 1980 was a British actor and writer who provided the voice for Gandalf in the BBC Radio version of The Hobbit, and played Caiphas the High Priest every time the play cycle The Man Born To Be King was broadcast.As a writer he created the characters and wrote the first five books featuring retired art teacher Miss Emily D Seeton, a gentle parody of Agatha Christie s Miss Marple.Further books nominally in the Miss Seeton series were then written under two other pseudonyms Roy Peter Martin as Hampton Charles wrote three novels which were all released in 1990 Sarah J Mason, writing under the name of Hamilton Crane, then took up the series writing 14 books in all, some of which are still in print.

    2. To truly picture Miss Seeton, you must imagine a younger, less conventional Miss Marple, one who gets caught up in farcical situations through no fault of her own. While the mystery is clever and the novel is quite funny, it’s the darling Miss Seeton and her can-do spirit that really captured me.London art teacher Emily D. Seeton, a kind, dutiful forty-something spinster, encounters a murder of a French prostitute that turns out to be part of a larger scheme. Brave — or perhaps foolhardy — [...]

    3. Miss Emily Seeton is a retired art teacher who seems to magically thwart criminals and evil-doers armed only with a trusty umbrella, grace under pressure, and her drawing talents. She is naive yet incredibly observant and astute. Miss Seeton definitely reminds me of Miss Marple, with innocent, unintentional humorous antics added. I absolutely adore her!Picture Miss Seeton is the first in the 22-book series. The book was originally published in 1968 by Heron Carvic, who wrote the first 5 Miss See [...]

    4. A fun, quirky mystery. It did take a while for me to get used to the writing style, which was rather stream-of-consciousness, but I liked the characters. However, given the situations she found herself in, and her solutions to them, I just couldn't decide if Miss Seeton was really smart, or a female Mr Bean.

    5. Miss Seeton, almost retired art teacher, leaves a performance of Carmen at Covent Garden only to witness a stabbing. Not realising what she is seeing, she prods the murderer in the back with her umbrella. After knocking her to the ground, the murderer escapes but Miss Seeton is able to draw a picture of the man she saw for a fleeting second so the police know who they're looking for. Superintendent Alan Delphick (The Oracle) is intrigued and impressed by her ability but fears she is in danger.Mi [...]

    6. Picture Miss Seeton by Heron Carvic was originally published in 1968 and is a totally delightful and funny read. Careful Miss Marple, you have some competition in a retired art teacher, armed with only her trusted brolly and her drawings. Miss Seeton is slightly psychic, though she doesn't realize it. Her drawings are much more than an eye-witnessed account - they are her impressions of the situation, sometimes of what will happen. Her adventure in this novel happens after attending the play, Ca [...]

    7. I think this is the first time an automated Kindle recommendation has scored a hit for me. Picture Miss Seeton is an absolute riot. It's rather like a comedic parody of the Miss Marple type—Miss Seeton is a bit younger and more active, but much less bright spinster, whose gift seems to lie in her odd, metaphoric sketches of people which reveal things she intuitively senses about them. That, and a knack for getting into the wildest of scrapes without realizing she's done anything unusual.It all [...]

    8. If you want a light, cosy mystery with a touch of parody, this should be enjoyable. Written in 1968, when Britain was still on the old money system of shillings and sovereigns, villages were still full of wellstocked local shops, and computers get a glancing mention as weird new technology that exists somewhere, but can't be trusted to do much. Miss Seeton is a retired but not retiring art mistress who goes to spend her holidays in the house she has inherited from her aged godmother. (If Miss Se [...]

    9. LOVED IT. So, Miss Seeton--the proper, aging amateur lady detective at the heart of this series--is kind of a mashup of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (whom I loathe) and Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver (whom I adore), with an extra dose of satire thrown in. While this mystery has that "Golden Age," village-cozy vibe, the fact that it was originally written in the 1960s allows it to be edgier than either of those series: the crimes in _Picture Miss Seeton_ all revolve around a drug ring, and the [...]

    10. I wasn't certain I'd enjoy this starting out - Miss Seeton's opening was very scatty, and the narrative leapt from person to person at an almost frantic pace. Eventually though, it settled down and became mildly humorous - a nice light read.

    11. What a treat to meet my old friend Miss Seeton. I enjoy my visits with her and all the antics that happen. There is much laughter and many smiles as Miss Seeton managed to aid the police with her drawing ability. She carries her umbrella with her. Leaving the opera house Miss Seeton interrupts a murder and is able to draw a picture of the villain for Scotland Yard. This begins her adventure as she heads toward the small town where she has inherited a house. There are several attempts to kill her [...]

    12. I really wanted to like this book as it is beginning of a series but I just couldn't get into it. The main character is a younger Miss Marple type who witnesses a murder. The catch is she is an Art teacher able to replicate the killers face through her drawing. She moves to an late elderly relatives home in the country and meets a series of quirky characters. It should be good but the writing just doesn't do it for me, it seems bitty and confused at times. The characters are annoying and the sce [...]

    13. First in the Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton too-funny mystery series sharing adventures between London and a village in Kent.This ARC was sent to me by NetGalley and Farrago for an honest review.My TakeIf you like the homey qualities of Agatha Christie, you will very much enjoy Carvic's Miss Seeton! She's a no-nonsense, logical lady who firmly believes in manners. Much to some bad boys' chagrin! She's also naive in believing that everyone will behave the same way, which turns Picture Miss Seeton int [...]

    14. First read in 2011 and again 29 April 2016.First in the Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton too-funny mystery series sharing adventures between London and a village in Kent.This ARC was sent to me by NetGalley and Farrago for an honest review.My TakeIf you like the homey qualities of Agatha Christie, you will very much enjoy Carvic's Miss Seeton! She's a no-nonsense, logical lady who firmly believes in manners. Much to some bad boys' chagrin! She's also naive in believing that everyone will behave the sa [...]

    15. The first book of an apparently fairly long series, this mystery was first published in 1968. It stands up well today, having attained only a slight retro patina. Miss Seeton, a retired teacher of art/drawing, is an amusing character who moves blithely through life (usually with her umbrella handy) while everything sort of erupts into chaos around her. In this story, she witnesses a murder practically on page one while returning from the opera. That's in London. She soon goes to visit a cottage [...]

    16. My original Picture Miss Seeton audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Picture Miss Seeton: A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 1 is a light cozy mystery that is fun and entertaining.  Miss Seeton finds herself involved in a murder and lots of trouble!  As a retired art teacher, Miss Seeton has no trouble finding trouble – it finds her!  Miss Seeton witnesses a stabbing, gets involved with Juvenile Delinquents and more.  At least she has her trusty umbrella and is most [...]

    17. Steeped in all things mystery since early adolescence, I can't believe I have never read a Miss Seeton book (that I can recall) until now! This book is a prime example of what I consider the classic British mystery, with the added whimsy of Miss Seeton herself innocently stumbling into and out of chaos. Miss Seetong must have a seriously overworked guardian angelMiss Seeton has treated herself to a seat at the opera before going on holiday in the country. Walking home from the performance of Car [...]

    18. Thanks to my friend Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) for recommending the Miss Seeton books. This free e-book download is the first of the series which has at least 22 books, some written by a second author after original Heron Carvic died.* * * * *I LOVE Miss Seeton! Such a delightful story with good characters. I can't wait to read more and to see how the story changed with two writers who took over the series after Mr. Carvic's tragic death. This is a good, sweet cozy with charming British [...]

    19. I was quite looking forward to this series and new author so bought the first 3 books. I really liked the characters and the story but just didn't enjoy the read because of the disjointed writing style. For me, the writing style detracted from the flow of the story.

    20. I thought the language was a bit confusing at times, and the story was thin, but the main character was charming and entertaining.

    21. This book was originally Published in 1968 and has just been reissued. If you want a light, cozy mystery with a touch of parody, you should enjoy this book. The story takes place in a small village that is relatively self-sufficient, but only has about 500 inhabitants. The villagers are enjoyable for the most part but very different. You have the vicar who has lost his belief but is too lazy to change careers, and his sister, Sir George, his wife and son Nigel as well as many others. They are al [...]

    22. Meet retired art teacher Miss Emily D. Seeton, a gentle parody of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. If you can follow the conversations of Miss Marple, you will love Miss Seeton!Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton books are a joy to read from start to finish. As Miss Seeton wrecks havoc in the Kent countryside.I'm glad to see these classic mysteries back in circulation once more. I love them.Further adventures of Miss Emily D. Seeton.Book #2 - Miss Seeton Draws the Line. - May 2016Book #3 - Witch Miss Seeto [...]

    23. Miss Seeton never "gets a clue", yet provides clues galore. She has a remarkable ability to observe things, but never correctly interprets them. She is surrounded by mayhem and criminal activity but only notices "bad manners" as a punishable crime, for which she delivers a swift swat of an umbrella.She is not interested in solving anything more mysterious than how to maintain a garden. Yet, as long as Scotland Yard and the local authorities can keep up with herey nab plenty of ne'er do wells!Whe [...]

    24. I received a free copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.Miss Seeton is an aging amateur Lady Detective, this story was originally written in the 1960's Which gives it a certain flare. Miss Seeton is a logical no nonsense lady she firmly believes in manners. She is also naive in some ways The villagers all see her logical approach to life as eccentric. One of her more logical moves is to take up yoga. Superintendent Delphrick is quick to use Miss Seeton's naivete to his advantage. [...]

    25. In Picture Miss Seeton by Heron Cavoric, Miss Emily Seeton is a loveably elderly amateur detective in the style of Miss Marple. After leaving a performance of Carmen she unwittingly witnesses the murder of a young prostitute. What follows is a wonderfully funny investigation by Scotland Yard , Miss Seeton and the entire village of Plummergen England. In a mix of attempted murder, murder, gossip, drugs, more gossip and busybodies, you have a wonderful story full of laughs and twists. This book wa [...]

    26. What an enjoyable story. I just love a good mystery! The main character of this series, Miss Seeton, reminds me of one of my favorite mystery/crime fighting females, Agatha Raisin, by M.C. Beaton. This is an easy, fun read. Something any old fashioned mystery enthusiast would love. I can’t wait to get started on the next title, Miss Seeton Draws the Line.

    27. The writer has to decide if Miss Seeton is a doddering old fool or a sharp, smart woman. He can't have it both ways as he seems wont to do here. Miss Seeton might have appeal, but it is not evident in this story.

    28. Picture Miss SetonByHeron CarvicWhat it's all aboutSois is the very first Miss Seeton book written by the original author. I just finished the last Miss Seeton book but now that I have read the first onee town, the characters and all of the circumstances are so much more clear. Miss Seeton is an art teacher who seems to get herself in and out of precarious situations armed with only her brolly/umbrella. In this first book she is coming out of the theatre and walks by a man fighting with a woman. [...]

    29. I bought this book last year entirely because Phyllida Nash did the narration, and I love her Georgette Heyer books. So happy I did, because this was really enjoyable! Miss Seeton is a retired(ish) art teacher who inherits a cottage in an English countryside. She is also just a tad psychic through her art which was a nice twist! She witnesses a murder, hits a villain with her umbrella and becomes embroiled in a drug ring and embezzlement scheme. She is a wonderful character! Full of spunk and ki [...]

    30. This series was conceived by the author as a lighthearted spoof of the popular elderly British spinster detective mysteries. In Carvic's vision of Miss Seeton, she was everyone's somewhat "barmy" aunt. Retired art teacher Miss Seeton is very much the stumbler, the bumbler, the "accident waiting to happen" wrapped up in innocence and an unwavering belief that nothing unladylike ever happens to ladies. Therefore she fails to see the significance of the events happening to and because of her. When [...]

    31. I selected the audiobook due to Phyllida Nash's narration.- perfect. The story originally started out with a very 'golden era' mystery feel to it. Miss Seeton is not golden era, she's an elderly, ladylike, spinster in a more modern time who has psychic drawing, as in artistic, powers, practices yoga, and has an umbrella as her lucky talisman.Carvic repeatedly refers to "Alice in Wonderland" throughout the book - I eventually made the connection - which explains why the book has a slightly offbea [...]

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