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Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel (original 2013; edition 2013)

by Alan Bradley

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Title:Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Authors:Alan Bradley
Info:Delacorte Press (2013), Hardcover, 400 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Early Reviewers, Fiction, Mystery, Series, Read in 2012

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Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley (2013)

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    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.
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    The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Friederike.Geissler)

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Synopsis: Flavia has been told she needs her time more highly structured and supervised; what's worse, she is having to listen to Feelie practice on an organ with a leaky pipe. However, things begin to look up when Flavia finds a dead body on top of the sarcophagus of a local saint that archeologists are getting ready to dig up. This mystery gets even more interesting when she meets another sleuth masquerading as a botanist who tells Flavia that the saint was buried with a very large diamond.
Review: An interesting, twisting tale, the ending raises more questions that it answers. Flavia continues to vacillate between acting like an11-year old and a mature adult. Bradley has an interesting way of dealing with family interactions and the cultural mores of a family. ( )
  DrLed | Mar 13, 2015 |
Another great Flavia De Luce mystery. I am in awe of the effortless prose (I'm referring to the effect of course; I'm sure it was not so effortless to create). ( )
  Frankie_Bow | Feb 24, 2015 |
Oh Flavia, how I love you. I liked the conclusion of this one a bit more than the others - it's a bit different and that was a refreshing change. There must be so much research that goes into these books - the chemistry that Flavia goes into doesn't seem like the common stuff that most people know. Just so wonderful! ( )
  janeycanuck | Feb 1, 2015 |
Not as good as I'd hoped. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
Not as good as I'd hoped. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
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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.
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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)

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