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review 2018-12-18 04:02
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel - Alan Bradley

Series: Flavia de Luce #9

 

Another good installment of the Flavia de Luce series. This time Flavia is on holiday when she finds a dead body, so at least we're expanding the scope beyond the environs of Bishop's Lacey (sp?). This felt a little more solid than the last, so I'm bumping it up half a star. I wasn't sure it was quite worth four full stars, however.

 

I'd like to use this for one of the 24 Festive Tasks books, but I'm not sure whether it would best fit. I don't think I can make changes to any of the my already "called" door books, so I could maybe make an argument that some of those squiggles on the cover are water for Door 10 (Bon om Touk), or I think I can fairly confidently say that Flavia is a strong female character for Door 16 (Human Rights Day). I think calling this cover green would be pushing it, though, so those doors are out.

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review 2018-12-11 01:15
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel - Alan Bradley,Jayne Entwistle

Series: Flavia de Luce #8

 

Flavia is back from Canada and up to her old tricks by discovering a dead body while on an innocent errand. She really has all the luck, doesn't she? I have to say that Flavia probably deserves her little cousin Undine, who at one point assaults her by swinging across the room or hall or whatever on a rope imitating Tarzan. This mystery mostly proceeds by Flavia questioning various people by posing as someone older than she is (about twelve now) rather than focusing on a lot of chemistry. So there's less of her gushing, basically.

 

I think I'll count this towards the Winter Solstice / Yuletide (December 21) book for 24 Festive Tasks since although there are references to a lack of decorations for Christmas because her father is ill and snow on the ground and some solstice traditions, it hasn't quite gotten to Christmas yet (unless I missed it).

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review 2018-11-30 01:27
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7 - Alan Bradley,Jayne Entwistle

Series: Flavia de Luce #7

 

Flavia is exiled to the wilds of Toronto to attend her mother's old boarding school. I have to say that Flavia's adventures on the Danforth with her treks out to Rosedale amused me. Although I love the narrator of these books, I did find her "Canadian" accents to be a bit odd, however. I'm not sure what it was exactly. Too American, maybe?

 

Anyway, Flavia gets to act very Flavia in this one, so I enjoyed it a fair bit.

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review 2018-11-29 01:55
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley,Jayne Entwistle

Series: Flavia de Luce #6

 

This one was a bit weird and seems to be taking the series in a new direction. I'm not entirely sure if I like the direction, but I still enjoy listening to the books. 

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review 2018-11-05 02:25
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
Speaking from Among the Bones - Alan Bradley,Jayne Entwistle

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 when they do they discover a dead body....and so Flavia investigates.

 

 

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