Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2016-09-20
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition language: English
Series: Flavia de Luce (#8)
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...
My ARC courtesy of Random House/Net Galley - much thanks! My opinions are my own. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd is the eighth Flavia de Luce historical mystery. In this one, it is near Christmas 1951, and she has returned home to England from her "banishment" in boarding school at Miss Bodyc...
In Alan Bradley’s Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d, Flavia de Luce, chemistry genius and amateur detective, has returned to her ancestral home in England from the wilds of Canada. And yet, it doesn’t feel like she’s come home. Things are not right. Her father is in the hospital. Her sister has brok...
No matter what is going on in my life I am always up for reading about Flavia and her latest investigation. I am glad to say that I liked this one far better from the previous installment in the series but it still had some problems in my eyes. Flavia is back home after being banished to Canada an...
Flavia de Luce returns from boarding school, eager to get back to Bishop’s Lacey, but is met with the news that her father is ill and hospitalized. She ventures into town to commiserate with her friend, the pastor’s wife, and ends up on an errand to a woodcarver’s shop. She finds the woodcarver upsi...