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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mysteries)

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ISBN13: 9780385344012
ISBN10: 0385344015
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It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—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, past midnight, 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 use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.

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"Christmas comes early for precocious Flavia de Luce with the arrival of a glamorous London film crew at Buckshaw, her family's country house, in Agatha-winner Bradley's fourth post-WWII mystery starring the endearing 11-year-old sleuth (after February 2011's A Red Herring Without Mustard). Flavia, a chemistry prodigy, must push her previous project — concocting a super stickum to trap Santa — to the back burner after actress Phyllis Wyvern turns up dead in a wingback chair with 'a length of ciné film, tied tightly, but neatly, in an elaborate black bow' around her throat. The murder investigation pits the cheeky schoolgirl's considerable deductive prowess against the local constabulary — and puts her in grave danger. With its sharply drawn characters, including the hiss-worthy older de Luce sisters, and an agreeable puzzle playing out against the cozy backdrop of a British village at Christmas, this is a most welcome holiday gift for Flavia fans." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Alan Bradley is the internationally bestselling author of many short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His second and third Flavia de Luce novels are The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag and the New York Times bestselling A Red Herring Without Mustard. Bradley lives in Malta with his wife and two calculating cats.

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naessa, October 24, 2014 (view all comments by naessa)
It’s Christmas at Buckshaw and 11 year old amateur detective and chemist Flavia concocts a surefire method (chemically, of course) to prove that Father Christmas is real. In the meantime, Flavia’s father has rented out their manor house out to a film crew in a desperate attempt to stave off the tax man. Naturally, a murder is committed and Flavia meddles, despite the best intentions of Inspector Hewitt to keep her out of it. This is the fourth entry in the charming Flavia de Luce mysteries. And on a more superficial note, the jewel colored books look beautiful lined up on my shelves.
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Meredith, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Meredith)
As the fourth in the Flavia de Luce series of books, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows does not disappoint! Flavia is as sassy as ever, the mystery satisfyingly juicy, and we get a further glimpse into the de Luce family complexities. This book (and the series) is a treasure--hilarious, charming, touching, and a great deal of fun.
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RB, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by RB)
The fourth in the Flavia de Luce series and what a wonderful break from everyday life - only Flavia could hatch up such an outrageous plot as her plan to trap Santa on Christmas Eve…
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385344012
Author:
Bradley, Alan
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Bradley, Alan
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;england;fiction;christmas;flavia de luce;chemistry;1950s;murder;historical fiction;crime;british;historical;actors;detective;amateur detective;movies;ya;cozy;canadian;murder mystery;mysteries;uk;humor;cozy mystery;historical mystery;young adult;ac
Subject:
mystery;england;fiction;christmas;flavia de luce;chemistry;1950s;murder;historical fiction;crime;british;historical;actors;detective;amateur detective;movies;ya;cozy;canadian;murder mystery;mysteries;uk;humor;cozy mystery;historical mystery;young adult;ac
Copyright:
Series:
Flavia de Luce
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.78 x 5.21 x 1.16 in 0.74 lb

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Product details 320 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385344012 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Christmas comes early for precocious Flavia de Luce with the arrival of a glamorous London film crew at Buckshaw, her family's country house, in Agatha-winner Bradley's fourth post-WWII mystery starring the endearing 11-year-old sleuth (after February 2011's A Red Herring Without Mustard). Flavia, a chemistry prodigy, must push her previous project — concocting a super stickum to trap Santa — to the back burner after actress Phyllis Wyvern turns up dead in a wingback chair with 'a length of ciné film, tied tightly, but neatly, in an elaborate black bow' around her throat. The murder investigation pits the cheeky schoolgirl's considerable deductive prowess against the local constabulary — and puts her in grave danger. With its sharply drawn characters, including the hiss-worthy older de Luce sisters, and an agreeable puzzle playing out against the cozy backdrop of a British village at Christmas, this is a most welcome holiday gift for Flavia fans." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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