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 I Am Half-sick of Shadows

I Am Half-sick of Shadows

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&;Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate.&;&;USA Today   ALAN BRADLEY, AUTHOR OF THE MOST AWARD-WINNING SERIES DEBUT OF ANY YEAR, RETURNS WITH ANOTHER IRRESISTIBLE FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL.   &;[Alan] Bradley has created one of the most original, charming, devilishly creative and hilarious detectives of any age or any time.&;&;Bookreporter   It&;s Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce&;an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry&;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 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 ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley's Speaking from Among the Bones.   &;[Flavia is] the most intrepid and charming adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post&;World War II England.&;&;The Seattle Times   &;Quirky and delightful . . . Flavia is a classic literary character who manages to appeal to both young and old readers equally.&;&;Wichita Falls Times Record News   &;Bradley&;s plot twists and turns delightfully.&;&;Fort Worth Star-Telegram   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Random House Digital


Nov 01, 2011





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General Adult


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