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The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

A Flavia de Luce Novel

Flavia de Luce (englisch)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning 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 her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself 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.

Praise for The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

"Flavia [is] irrepressible, precocious and indefatigable. . . . A whole new chapter of Flavia's life opens as she approaches adolescence. Will she become the Madame Curie of crime?"-Bookreporter

"Outstanding . . . As usual, Bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot's inherent darkness with clever humor."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"There's only one Flavia. . . . Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia's unorthodox family life."-Library Journal (starred review)

"Bradley's unquenchable heroine brings 'the most complicated case I had ever come across' to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead."-Kirkus Reviews
Portrait
Alan Bradley is the 
New York Times bestselling author of many short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir 
The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His other Flavia de Luce novels are 
The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, 
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, 
Speaking from Among the Bones, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d, and
The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, as well as the ebook short story “The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse.”
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 30.01.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-345-53999-1
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/13,4/3,2 cm
Gewicht 394 g
Verkaufsrang 13.197
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
14,39
bisher 18,99

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