Heron Carvic (1913-1980) was an actor and writer, most recognisable today for his voice portrayal of the character Gandalf in the first BBC Radio broadcast version of The Hobbit. He started writing the Miss Seeton novels in the 1960s, after using her in a short story. He later recalled that Miss Seeton upped and demanded a book .
For those who like a bit of fun in their mystery stories a new Miss Seeton yarn is always welcome. Heron Carvic once more provides his readers with a host of chuckles while at the same time assuring plenty of action. * Lewiston Journal * 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 * Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life. * Publishers Weekly * Not since Agatha Christie's Miss Marple has there been a more lovable female dabbler in crime and suspense. * Amarillo News * Miss Seeton is a star. * Detroit News * She's a joy! * Cleveland Plain Dealer * Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple. -- Ogden Nash This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing. * The Sun * A delightful, suspenseful tale. * Boston Globe * A most beguiling protagonist! * New York Times * Miss Seeton is at her bewitching best. * Pittsburgh Press *