The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley


On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers along with her kinfolk on the railway station, anticipating the go back of her long-lost mom, Harriet. but upon the train’s arrival within the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached by way of a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he's lifeless, mysteriously driven lower than the educate via anyone within the crowd. Who was once this guy, what did his phrases suggest, and why have been they meant for Flavia? again domestic at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ crumbling property, Flavia places her sleuthing talents to the try out. Following a path of clues sparked through the invention of a reel of movie stashed away within the attic, she unravels the inner most secrets and techniques of the de Luce extended family, regarding none except Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by way of relatives, associates, and a well-known pathologist from the house Office—and making astounding use of Harriet’s loved Gipsy Moth airplane, Blithe Spirit—Flavia will do something, even take to the skies, to land a killer.

Praise for The lifeless of their Vaulted Arches
“Part Harriet the secret agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A sequence of unlucky occasions, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist.”The long island occasions booklet Review
“[Alan] Bradley’s award profitable Flavia de Luce sequence . . . has enchanted readers with the outrageous sleuthing occupation of its precocious major woman. . . . This most modern event includes the entire successful parts of the former books.”Library magazine (starred review)

“Bradley’s most modern Flavia de Luce novel reaches a brand new point of perfection because it exhibits the emotional turmoil and progress of a woman who has regularly been older than her years and but continues to be a baby. The secret is advanced and extremely own this time, achieving into the prior Flavia by no means knew approximately. . . . those are staggering, magical books to not be missed.”RT ebook Reviews (Top Pick)
“Excellent . . . Flavia keeps her droll wit. . . . the answer to a homicide is sometimes neat, and the belief units up destiny books nicely.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“It’s demanding to withstand both the genre’s pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations approximately her family.”Kirkus Reviews
“Flavia . . . is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her mixture of infantile vulnerability and doubtless boundless self-confidence haven’t replaced a bit.”Booklist
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s cherished Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
“If ever there have been a sleuth who’s daring, impressive, and, definite, lovely, it’s Flavia de Luce.”USA Today
“Irresistibly appealing.”—The long island occasions publication Review, on A purple Herring with out Mustard
“Original, fascinating, devilishly creative.”—Bookreporter, on i'm Half-Sick of Shadows
“Delightful and entertaining.”San Jose Mercury News, on conversing from one of the Bones

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