The Golden Tresses of the Dead

Product Number: EB00725172
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345540041
Publisher: Bantam
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead "Delightful . . . The mysteries in Mr. Bradley's books are engaging, but the real lure is Ms. de Luce, the irreverent youngster."-The Wall Street Journal "A winning tenth mystery."-People "A ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradley's excellent tenth Flavia de Luce novel. . . . Bradley, who has few peers at combining fair-play clueing with humor and has fun mocking genre conventions, shows no sign of running out of ideas."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Flavia's over-the-top use of alliteration . . . and proudly precocious, sesquipedalian vocabulary . . . along with the thoroughly endearing cast of characters, make this series' tenth installment a laugh-out-loud winner."-Booklist (starred review) "Flavia de Luce hasn't lost a sister, she's gained a case-and what a case. . . . Perhaps the most consistently hilarious adventure of the alarmingly precocious heroine."-Kirkus Reviews

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Author(s): Alan Bradley
Series: Flavia de Luce Series No: 10
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2019

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Author(s): Alan Bradley
Narrator(s): Jayne Entwistle
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Product Number DD41837
Released: Jan 22, 2019
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ISBN: #9780449807736
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Author(s): Alan Bradley
Narrator(s): Jayne Entwistle
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Product Number Z100139535
Released: Jan 22, 2019
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ISBN: #9780449807767
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Author(s): Alan Bradley
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Product Number EB00725173
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: #9780385678483

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