The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley
Read by Jayne Entwistle

The Flavia de Luce Series: Book 10

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/22/2019

    ISBN: 9780449807736

  • Available on 01/22/2019

    ISBN: 9780449807736

Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, “the world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” (The Seattle Times).

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Flavia] is as addictive as dark chocolate. Daily Mail
Delightful . . . a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes. The Boston Globe
If ever there were a sleuth who’s bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, it’s Flavia de Luce. USA Today
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, and Arthur Ellis Award

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of novels, short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the CWA Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English