The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Delacorte Press - Along with the thoroughly endearing cast of characters, make this series’ tenth installment a laugh-out-loud winner. Booklist starred review  “flavia de Luce hasn’t lost a sister, she’s gained a case—and what a case. Perhaps the most consistently hilarious adventure of the alarmingly precocious heroine.

Kirkus reviews the golden tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel. The mysteries in Mr. New york times bestseller • a finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, “the world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” The Seattle Times.

The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel - . So flavia and dependable dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, Undine, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve—not so simple an endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin, constantly underfoot. De luce, the irreverent youngster. The wall street journal                                       “A winning tenth mystery.

People“a ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradley’s excellent tenth Flavia de Luce novel. Yes, flavia de luce’s sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon.





The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Bantam - New york times bestseller • “the world’s greatest adolescent british chemist/busybody/sleuth” The Seattle Times, Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning author Alan Bradley. In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days.

. But in flavia’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, Flavia, is ecstatic.

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel - . As usual, bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot’s inherent darkness with clever humor. Publishers weekly starred review   “There’s only one Flavia. Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia’s unorthodox family life.

Library journal starred review   “bradley’s unquenchable heroine brings ‘the most complicated case I had ever come across’ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.





The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Delacorte Press - . Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia’s unorthodox family life. Library journal starred review   “bradley’s unquenchable heroine brings ‘the most complicated case I had ever come across’ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.

Kirkus Reviews. Will she become the madame Curie of crime?”—Bookreporter“Outstanding. But in flavia’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder—although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

Praise for the grave’s a Fine and Private Place“Flavia is irrepressible, precocious and indefatigable. As usual, bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot’s inherent darkness with clever humor. Publishers weekly starred review   “There’s only one Flavia. For a needed escape, dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters.

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel - . As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish.





Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Bantam - But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core. Praise for thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d“Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series. Library journal starred review “there is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what Alan Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.

London free press“flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability. Shelf awareness “Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. So will you. Kirkus Reviews. In spite of being ejected from miss bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England.

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel - New york times bestseller • hailed as “a combination of eloise and sherlock Holmes” by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a Christmas mystery from award-winning author Alan Bradley. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man’s body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door.





As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Bantam - The results so far are seven sparkling Flavia de Luce mysteries. Library journal Bantam Dell Pub Group. In chemistry speciality: poisons barely begins to describe her. Maclean’s “another treat for readers of all ages. The intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote’s a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia’s sleuthing.

Bradley’s sense of observation is as keen as gung-ho scientist Flavia’s. Flavia being flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm. Publishers weekly starred review “Even after all these years, Flavia de Luce is still the world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth.

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel - The seattle times “Plot twists come faster than Canadian snowfall. As chimney sweepers Come to Dust maintains the high standards Bradley set from the start. Booklist “Exceptional. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task—but her true destiny has yet to be revealed. Praise for as chimney sweepers come to dust “Flavia de Luce is perhaps contemporary crime fiction’s most original character—to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.





The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Bantam - Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. The mystery is complex and very personal this time, reaching into the past Flavia never knew about. These are astounding, magical books not to be missed.

Rt book reviews top Pick “Excellent. Flavia retains her droll wit. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Has enchanted readers with the outrageous sleuthing career of its precocious leading lady. Yet upon the train’s arrival in the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear.

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel - . Bantam.





I Am Half-Sick of Shadows Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4

Bantam - Bantam. Every flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate. Usa today   alan bradley, author of the most award-winning series debut of any year, returns with another irresistible flavia de luce nOVEL. Flavia is a classic literary character who manages to appeal to both young and old readers equally. Wichita falls times record News   “Bradley’s plot twists and turns delightfully.

Fort worth star-telegram   named one of the best mysteries of the year by the seatTLE TIMES Bantam Dell Pub Group. Flavia is the most intrepid and charming adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post–World War II England. The seattle times   “Quirky and delightful. Bantam. Alan bradley has created one of the most original, charming, devilishly creative and hilarious detectives of any age or any time.

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4 - Bookreporter   it’s christmastime, and flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.

Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.





Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Bantam - . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child. The san diego union-tribune   “The precocious and irrepressible Flavia. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case. Acclaim for speaking from Among the Bones   “Alan Bradley scores another success.

Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr.

Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel - As quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for. Bookreporter   “Delightful and entertaining. San jose mercury news   acclaim for alan bradley’s beloved flavia de luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Macavity Award, Agatha Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award   “Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate.

Usa today   “Delightful.





A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Bantam - Bantam Dell Pub Group. New york times bestseller - alan Bradley, author of the most award-winning series debut of any year, returns with another irresistible Flavia de Luce novel. In the hamlet of bishop’s lacey, the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune—never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in the wee hours in her own caravan.

But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets. Bantam. Bantam. Bantam. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters.





Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Delacorte Press - In spite of being ejected from miss bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. It’s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one’s spirits. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests.

Bantam. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core. Praise for thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d“Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series. Library journal starred review “there is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what Alan Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel - London free press“flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability. Shelf awareness “Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. But with flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough.





The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Delacorte Press - This latest adventure contains all the winning elements of the previous books. Library journal starred review“bradley’s latest Flavia de Luce novel reaches a new level of perfection as it shows the emotional turmoil and growth of a girl who has always been older than her years and yet is still a child.

This edition was issued without a dust jacket. Hardcover. Is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her combination of childish vulnerability and seemingly boundless self-confidence haven’t changed a bit. Booklist Bantam Dell Pub Group. Bantam. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd.

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel - Bantam. The mystery is complex and very personal this time, reaching into the past Flavia never knew about. Bantam. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself.