Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

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Doubleday Canada, Sep 20, 2016 - Detective and mystery stories - 336 pages
Hailed as "a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes" by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a much anticipated new Christmas mystery from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty--and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core.

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User Review  - stephanie_M - LibraryThing

Like most of the reviewers, I'm delighted to have Flavia de Luce's distinctive voice back again, and happy to have her back on the turf of her crumbling ancestral home. But I'm surprised to find so ... Read full review

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During this odd time of "isolation" due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have chosen to listen to books as I putter around my house. In the voice of an 11/12-year-old English girl in the 1950's you can ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

ALAN BRADLEY was born in Toronto and grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. He coauthored Ms. Holmes of Baker Street, to great acclaim and much controversy, followed by a poignant memoir, The Shoebox Bible. Now the internationally bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce series, Bradley lives with his wife and two calculating cats in the Isle of Man, where he is at work on future Flavia mysteries.

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