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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
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Tags:read in 2012, mystery, historical fiction, england, science, smart girl, post-war, world war ii

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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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    BookshelfMonstrosity: Although I Capture the Castle is a coming-of-age story, not a mystery, both witty novels are narrated by precocious girls who, left to their own devices by their eccentric families, pursue adventures within the confines of quiet English villages.… (more)
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Enjoyable...but didn't hold my attention as well as some of the others, and I got to thinking, this will probably be my last Flavia de Luce book...until the bombshell at the end. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
Enjoyable...but didn't hold my attention as well as some of the others, and I got to thinking, this will probably be my last Flavia de Luce book...until the bombshell at the end. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
Oh Flavia. This girl cracks me up with her humor, wit and smarts. Am not a huge mystery fan but am completely smitten with Bradley's characters in the Flavia de Luce series so far. ( )
  untitled841 | Feb 1, 2016 |
What a cliffhanger! I almost wish I hadn't read this book until the next volume was available. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
This is the 5th book in the Flavia de Luce series. Flavia is almost 12 now, her father lives in his own world, worried about losing their home, and her two sisters mostly hate and despise her.
To her great delight, she discovers another corpse buried in the tomb of a saint that they had been going to disinter. She putters around, doing her own thing investigating, as she always does. It's always a joy watching this child genius interact with the people around her as she puts things together.
The last sentence of the book was quite the cliffhanger. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
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Entwistle, JayneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Montgomery, JoeCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moscowitz, OrliExecutive producersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perini, BenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thornburn, CathyDirectorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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