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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Bradley Alan
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Автор: Bradley Alan
Название:  As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel   (Брэдли. Сэндвич с пеплом и фазаном)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
ISBN: 034553994X
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345539946
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 448
Вес: 0.313 кг.
Дата издания: 09.02.2016
Язык: ENG
Размер: 20.32 x 13.18 x 2.13 cm
Поставляется из: США

Flavia de Luce--part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events (The New York Times Book Review)--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

Banished is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycotes Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavias first day in captivity when a gift lands at her feet. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the schools stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victims identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycotes is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task--but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.

Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Flavia de Luce is] perhaps contemporary crime fictions most original character--to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) barely begins to describe her.--Macleans

Another treat for readers of all ages . . . As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] maintains the high standards Bradley set from the start.--Booklist

Exceptional . . . The] intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycotes a suitably Gothic setting for Flavias sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Even after all these years, Flavia de Luce is still the worlds greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth.--The Seattle Times

Plot twists come faster than Canadian snowfall. . . . Bradleys sense of observation is as keen as gung-ho scientist Flavias. . . . The results so far are seven sparkling Flavia de Luce mysteries.--Library Journal

A rattling good girls own adventure yarn with an extensive cast of characters and suspects . . . When all is revealed, the links, misunderstandings and secrecy have a satisfying click.--Winnipeg Free Press

A delightful installment in the series --LibraryReads

Acclaim for Alan Bradleys beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award

If ever there were a sleuth whos bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, its Flavia de Luce.--USA Today

This idiosyncratic young heroine continues to charm.--The Wall Street Journal

Delightful . . . a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.--The Boston Globe

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Автор: Bradley Alan
Название: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel
ISBN: 0385344066 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385344067
Издательство: Неизвестно
Цена: 1008 р.
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On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train's arrival in the English village of Bishop's Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia? Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces' crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office--and making spectacular use of Harriet's beloved Gipsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit--Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer.

Praise for The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

"Part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist."--The New York Times Book Review

" Alan] Bradley's award winning Flavia de Luce series . . . has enchanted readers with the outrageous sleuthing career of its precocious leading lady. . . . This latest adventure contains all the winning elements of the previous books."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Bradley's latest Flavia de Luce novel reaches a new level of perfection as it shows the emotional turmoil and growth of a girl who has always been older than her years and yet is still a child. The mystery is complex and very personal this time, reaching into the past Flavia never knew about. . . . These are astounding, magical books not to be missed."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"Excellent . . . Flavia retains her droll wit. . . . The solution to a murder is typically neat, and the conclusion sets up future books nicely."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"It's hard to resist either the genre's pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family."--Kirkus Reviews

"Flavia . . . is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her combination of childish vulnerability and seemingly boundless self-confidence haven't changed a bit."--Booklist

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