The Grave's A Fine and Private Place

The Grave's A Fine and Private Place

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"The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" ( The Seattle Times ), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes against her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself as Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder--although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780385678445
Characteristics: 337 pages ;,22 cm.


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Mar 06, 2018

"The Grave's a Fine and Private Place" by Alan Bradley was really fun to read. It's a cozy mystery with corpses everywhere. The plot doesn't make much sense, though. The plot and the perp leaves me perplexed. How did the perp actually off 'The Three Graces?' When was the cyanide added to the reserved communion wine? Why would the perp assume that the cyanide would be offered exclusively to 'The Three Graces?' The opening premise that Canon Whitbread murdered them really does make much more sense.

Mar 05, 2018

This novel had all the distinguishing features of the previous novels, except the conclusion in this novel still remains a mystery to me.

Feb 25, 2018

#9 Flavia de Luce mystery was worth the wait. She's preternaturally cunning, droll, and endlessly entertaining.

Jul 09, 2017

Attention Flavia fans-latest book in the oh so addictive series.
We have to wait, not published until Jan/18... :(

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