By Alan Bradley
Fanatics of Flavia de Luce rejoice--here's a distinct book unique brief tale, during which the eleven-year-old gourmand of chemistry is immersed in her aspect: fixing a mystery!
Murder! the letter says, Come straight away. Anson residence, Greyminster, Staircase No. three. How can Flavia de Luce face up to such an pressing plea? finally, analyzing a useless physique appears like a superbly fabulous solution to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her relied on bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss fortunately alongside the wet street, and arrives at her father's mist-shrouded old style. There, a terrified boy leads her to the john the place, sitting in a tub, is what seems to be a statue. yet, no: To Flavia's shock, the object is in reality a unadorned lifeless guy. retailer his face, he turns out to were carved out of copper. by no means one to draw back from the macabre, Flavia will get to work--only to discover that after an research starts off with a metal cadaver, ever extra curious twists are to be expected.
Acclaim for Alan Bradley's loved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers' organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
"If ever there have been a sleuth who's daring, excellent, and, definite, lovely, it's Flavia de Luce."--USA Today
"Part Harriet the undercover agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's a sequence of unlucky occasions, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist."--The manhattan instances e-book Review
"This idiosyncratic younger heroine maintains to charm."--The Wall road Journal
"Delightful . . . a mixture of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes."--The Boston Globe
"Think preteen Nancy Drew, simply savvier."--Entertainment Weekly
"The so much intrepid and fascinating adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post--World battle II England."--The Seattle instances