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The grave's a fine and private place

Author: C Alan Bradley
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Flavia De Luce, (Fictitious character); Flavia De Luce, (Fictitious character); Flavia De Luce, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Alan Bradley
ISBN: 9780345539991 0345539990 9781409172888 1409172880 9780345540003 034554000X
OCLC Number: 987279022
Description: 363 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Alan Bradley.

Abstract:

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes against her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself as Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder -- although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.
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