HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan…
Loading...

Speaking From Among the Bones (2013)

by Alan Bradley

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Flavia de Luce (5)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
77611911,891 (4.19)171
  1. 20
    The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Another historical with a young female genius...in this case the much younger (and somewhat neglected) sister of Sherlock Holmes. Has a lot of Flavia's spunk and determination to prove her worth although written for a younger audience.
  2. 00
    The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Friederike.Geissler)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 171 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 121 (next | show all)
Ahhhhhhh!!!!! Really?!?! How long do we have to wait to find out what that means?

That was my first reaction to the last line of the book. The Flavia books are quickly becoming some of my favorites of all time, and the series is definitely at the top of my list. The tangle of mystery, murder, and normal family life make these a great read for all ages. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
By the fifth installment in the Flavia de Luce series, the formula is well-established. The non-mystery subplot elements (in this case, continuing financial troubles with Buckshaw, more serious than before, and a major spoiler cliffhanger ending) play a more significant role than in some of the earlier books, and with the cliffhanger this book is also somewhat less self-contained than the earlier episodes.

The village is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of the local saint, St. Tancred, and in celebration they open the crypt to find a significantly younger corpse, that of the church organist. Flavia, of course, is on hand and soon involved in the mystery in what is by now a familiar fashion, and supporting characters old and new are as usual well-realized and entertaining (though Daffy and Feely are by now a bit tiresome).

The fresh joy of the first couple Flavia novels is gone by now, but this is still an entertaining read. ( )
  lorax | Aug 5, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Set in the English Countryside post WW 2, young Flavea Du Luse has grand adventures solving crimes. She travels around on her beloved bike Gladys. She lives in a crumbling manor houses and has an extensive laboratory at her disposal to do her experiments. She is always a couple of steps ahead of the police. ( )
  kresslya | Jul 27, 2014 |
Love Flavia DeLuce and her family. I can't wait to read the next one in the series! ( )
  rtevels | Jun 20, 2014 |
3.5 stars

The town is planning to open up the tomb of St. Tancred. But when the tomb is opened, they find the body of the organist at Flavia's church, who had gone missing. Flavia can't resist but to try to figure out what happened.

Jayne Entwhistle continues to do an amazing job of voicing the likeable Flavia for the audio books. At the same time, the novelty is starting to wear off for me, I think. My mind does tend to wander at times while I listen. At the same time, I am quite amazed at how much of these books don't focus on the murder mystery at hand, yet there still comes an entire book out of it. I had been debating about giving up the series... until the cliffhanger ending on this one! I will be continuing with the next book, after all. ( )
  LibraryCin | Jun 20, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 121 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Alan Bradleyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Entwistle, JayneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
For Shirley
First words
Blood dripped from the neck of the severed head and fell in a drizzle of red raindrops, clotting into a ruby pool upon the black and white tiles.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Blurbers
Publisher series
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Original language
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
It is almost Easter in Bishop's Lacey, and the villagers are holding their collective breath as the tomb of St Tancred in the church that bears his name is about to be opened after five hundred years. And as luck would have it, it's inveterate eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce who is first at the scene. But the body she finds lying there is clearly not that of a desiccated saint. For a start there's the pool of fresh blood, and then there's the gasmask, from under which an unmistakeable shock of golden hair identifies the corpse as that of Mr Collicutt, St Tancred's celebrated organist. Despite her tender years, Flavia is no stranger to murder - but even she is baffled by the peculiar circumstances of Collicutt's death. Especially when soon after, an effigy of St Tancred appears to be weeping blood onto the church floor. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, Flavia soon finds herself exploring a secret maze of underground passages beneath the church - and is drawn into the equally dark and fetid world of one of Bishop's Lacey's most peculiar families.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at a village church in Bishop's Lacey, its shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce, where greed, pride and murder result in old secrets coming to light, along with a forgotten flower that hasn't been seen for half a thousand years.… (more)

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
114 wanted4 pay4 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.19)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5 3
3 28
3.5 28
4 154
4.5 42
5 96

Audible.com

An edition of this book was published by Audible.com.

See editions

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alumn

Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley was made available through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Sign up to possibly get pre-publication copies of books.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,152,812 books! | Top bar: Always visible