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Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel

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From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature.”

Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. 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. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case.

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"Memorable, often funny prose complements the crafty plot of Bradley's fifth Flavia de Luce novel (after 2011's I Am Half-Sick of Shadows). The year 1951 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of St. Tancred, who gave his name to 11-year-old Flavia's local church in the village of Bishop's Lacey. That the occasion will include the opening of the saint's tomb excites Flavia, whose curiosity about the excavation leads her to find the body of a murder victim. The precocious and irrepressible Flavia (who was booted from the Girl Guides for 'an excess of high spirits') continues to delight. Portraying a 11-year-old as a plausible sleuth and expert in poisons is no mean feat, but Bradley makes it look easy. The reader never loses sight of Flavia's youth, but also never wonders at the likelihood that someone with her qualities exists. Agent: Denise Bukowski, the Bukowski Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) 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 other Flavia de Luce novels are The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, and I Am Half-Sick of Shadows.

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Big Tony, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Big Tony)
One of the most original characters in mystery fiction. A definite must read.
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ISBN:
9780385344036
Subtitle:
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author:
Bradley, Alan
Author:
Bradley, Alan
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.77 x 5.24 x 1.35 in 0.88 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Memorable, often funny prose complements the crafty plot of Bradley's fifth Flavia de Luce novel (after 2011's I Am Half-Sick of Shadows). The year 1951 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of St. Tancred, who gave his name to 11-year-old Flavia's local church in the village of Bishop's Lacey. That the occasion will include the opening of the saint's tomb excites Flavia, whose curiosity about the excavation leads her to find the body of a murder victim. The precocious and irrepressible Flavia (who was booted from the Girl Guides for 'an excess of high spirits') continues to delight. Portraying a 11-year-old as a plausible sleuth and expert in poisons is no mean feat, but Bradley makes it look easy. The reader never loses sight of Flavia's youth, but also never wonders at the likelihood that someone with her qualities exists. Agent: Denise Bukowski, the Bukowski Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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