The golden tresses of the dead a Flavia de Luce novel
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Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop's Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce's sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. "A church is a wonderful place for a wedding," muses Flavia, "surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar." Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, 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, Undine, constantly underfoot. But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia's wedding cake: a human finger.
Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead
"A ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradley's excellent tenth Flavia de Luce novel. . . . Bradley, who has few peers at combining fair-play clueing with humor and has fun mocking genre conventions, shows no sign of running out of ideas." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Flavia's over-the-top use of alliteration . . . and proudly precocious, sesquipedalian vocabulary . . . 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
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Flavia de Luce ; 10
Features Flavia de Luce, a precocious girl sleuth and aspiring chemist in 1950, in the small village of Bishop's Lacey, England
#1 - The Sweetness at the bottom of the pie
#2 - The Weed that strings the hangman's bag
#3 - A Red herring without mustard
#4 - I am half-sick of shadows
#5 - Speaking from among the bones
#6 - The Dead in their vaulted arches
#7 - As chimney sweepers come to dust
#8 - Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd
#9 - The Grave's a fine and private place
#10 - The Golden tresses of the dead
De Luce, Flavia
-- (Fictitious character)
Child detectives -- England -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Publishing Group2019.
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