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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

Book Details

Publisher

Random House Digital

Released

Nov 01, 2011

Language

english

ISBN

9780345532152

Age Level

General Adult

Attributes

Text to Speech Enabled
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