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Hailed as “a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes” by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

It’s Christmastime, and 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. 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.

But with Flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar’s wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. 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. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story. Library Reads
  • “Delightful…a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.”

    Boston Globe

  • “An eleven-year-old prodigy with an astonishing mind for chemistry and a particular interest in poisons.”

    Strand Magazine (Michigan), Five of the Best Historical Heroines

  • “Part Curious George and part Miss Marple, Flavia is also a lonely little girl growing up in post-World War II England with adults who are otherwise engaged. Still, she manages to make her way, and readers can only delight in watching Flavia make sense of her world. Verdict: Mystery fans seeking novels with 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)

  • “Child detectives can irritate, but Flavia’s a winner, a mix of sparky irreverence and wrathful propriety who evades the preciousness endemic to the species.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Although she seems for quite a while to be relying on good contacts and good luck, Bradley’s preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Jayne Entwistle is rousing in this eighth Flavia de Luce novel…Entwistle artfully captures Dogger, Mr. de Luce’s servant and Flavia’s great friend, and Mrs. Bannerman, with her warm Canadian accent, as she helps Flavia research her theories. Audio is the perfect format.”


  • “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

  • A September 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2016
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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