Speaking from Among the Bones
Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth... show more
Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case.
Publish date: 2013-01-29
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Flavia de Luce (#5)
Series: Flavia de Luce #5 Another Flavia novel wherein Flavia does things that interfere with the investigation that would be very annoying in someone who wasn't eleven. Maybe more mystery authors with amateur sleuths should make them children. Anyway, they're planning to open a saint's tomb but...
Another fun read is this book #5 in the Flavia de Luce series. Don't want to spoil anything, but when you reach the final page... let's just say I'm glad book #6 was on my shelf ready to open!
This was my favorite Flavia book yet! I've found this series to be an absolute delight. To call Flavia precocious is an understatement, and one I'm sure she'd take with a heavy dose of resentment. Bradley does an excellent job of writing her character and letting the reader see the world through her...
My favorite so far! I was going to rate it with 4 stars, but the interactions with the sisters and that OHMYGOD cliffhanger at the end (although I had been waiting for it for a while) made me give it a solid 5.