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Flavia de Luce and Her Passion for Poisons

March 18, 2013 by Reader's Connection

Thanks to Susanne for sending this.

Just when you think that all of the great fictional characters have already been created, along comes an author who has conjured up someone special.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieIn this case, it is an 11 year-old girl, pigtailed and precocious, who lives in the English countryside. With her trusty bicycle, Gladys, as her means of conveyance, she snoops around the village of Bishop’s Lacey, generally finding her way into some sort of mischief.

The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag Young Miss Flavia Sabina de Luce resides at Buckshaw, a large, crumbling mansion containing a chemistry lab which once belonged to her Uncle Tarquin de Luce. As a chemist and a sleuth, Flavia manages to constantly annoy the local constables during their investigations, and yet she usually identifies the perpetrators long before anyone else.

A Red Herring Without Mustard

 

Her older sisters, Ophelia and Daphne, taunt her mercilessly, but with her cleverness she knows exactly how to return the favor tenfold.

 

I Am Half-Sick of ShadowsCanadian author Alan Bradley has created a smart, funny, and fearless junior detective in the form of Flavia. His irresistible mystery series only becomes more delightful with each and every installment.

 

Speaking From Among the Bones

You can visit Bradley’s website ┬áto join the Flavia fan club, and to download game instructions so that you can host your own “Murder Mystery Tea Party at Buckshaw”!

 

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009) is also available as a downloadable e-book, a downloadable audiobook, an audiobook on CD and in large print.

 

The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag (2010) is also available as an audiobook on CD, a downloadable audiobook and a downloadable e-book.

 

A Red Herring Without Mustard (2011) is also available as a downloadable e-book, a downloadable audiobook, an audiobook on CD and in large print.

 

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (2011) is also available as a downloadable e-book, a downloadable audiobook and an audiobook on CD.

 

Speaking From Among the Bones (2013) is also available as a downloadable audiobook and in large print.

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