Bonjour, Miss SeetonBook - 1997
Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.During the first attempt at building the Channel Tunnel between England and France, Miss Seeton makes a crossing of her own. She and a group of Plummergen schoolchildren take a day trip to France to explore World War II battlegrounds. Art-lover Miss Seeton suggests a side-trip to the Chateau de Balivernes. There, Monet's celebrated garden is being recreated by the Comte de Balivernes, who turns out to be a war-time ally of Plummergen's own Sir George Colveden.The Comte's reciprocal visit to Plummergen is marred when a woman is found murdered. Miss Seeton is asked to sketch a likeness for the police. Meanwhile, a large WWII bomb is discovered blocking the path of the proposed Channel Tunnel. For obvious public relations reasons, the news is kept top secret, even though a charity bulldozer race is scheduled at the sight. During the race, the Comte makes a shocking discovery in Miss Seeton's trusty sketchpad'one that leads to an explosive conclusion...Once again, Miss Seeton unwittingly prevails in an engaging tale full of history, high jinks'and homicide.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 1997.
Characteristics: 265 p. ;,22 cm.