The usual cast of eccentric characters and a big cricket match between the village of Plummergen and its historic rival, Murreystone, make for a charming escape. A little fraud is mixed in, as well as romance.
The best in British mystery cozies.
A series of burglaries has upset the town of Plummergen - and Scotland Yard's having little luck with the case. But when Miss Seeton sketches a local cricket match, she draws attention to some startling clues ... and now she's going to make it a sticky wicket for a cunning criminal - in a very dangerous game!
This is the second Miss Seeton. Story I have read and it was a delight. The village is having its cricket match with longtime rivals, the village of Murreystone. Scotland Yard expects trouble, so they come on the day of the match to attempt to stop any brawls before they start. A new man has also came to the village, and gossip says he is a wizard. Of course he is linked with Miss Sutton, the favorite target of Plummergen gossip mongers.
Another thread has Scotland Yard tracking counterfeit coin makers and investigating a rash of burglaries. Could the two be connected? How is Miss Seeton bound to get involved?
This book is charming and humorous. It follows the quirky characters of the village, but can easily be read as a stand alone book. Miss Seeton is her normal oblivious self, even though she sees things others do not. She does her mystery drawings and they always end up making sense. This was a fantastic read and a quick read. I highly recommend it!
* I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and have given an honest review *