What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller . . . whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?”
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The first little-known books that came to mind is a cozy-mystery series by Heron Carvic, the first of which is Picture Miss Seeton. Longtime readers may recall my mentioning this series in the past. The original five books feature a dear, charming lead character, the eponymous Miss Seeton. She is an art teacher who inherits a home in a tiny, English village of the sort that seems to attract murderers and eccentrics by the dozen. Ah, but Miss Seeton is more than a match for the evildoers in this village owing to her psychically-influenced artistic abilities. She simultaneously confounds and assists local policemen, Inspector Delphic and Bob Ranger, in solving and preventing murders and assorted mayhem while often skating on thin ice herself.
Many further adventures of Miss Seeton were written by Hamilton Carver after Heron Carvic's death, but the original books will do for me, and no others. These are not police procedurals, but merry books starring an endearing character backed up by other solid characters who complement and contrast Miss Seeton. These books are light reading, just the thing
for a short plane trip, a winter's afternoon or other time when you want to "munch" on some reading without feeling too full.
(submitted by Moon Rani)