Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book review-Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd




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Flavia is back!  After a short trip to Canada, Flavia returns to her hometown of Bishop's Lacy to find her father in the hospital and a murdered man in a cottage.
Bradley returns Flavia to her roots in Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, number 8 in the Flavia deLuce series.  If you read the previous book and were disappointed, rest assured that not only is Flavia back in the UK, but Bradley is back on his game.  This book is just as good as the first 6 in the series.
Flavia yet again stumbles on a dead body.  At first she is not sure if it is an accidental death or a murder, but of course, it is murder.  As usual, she must use all her wiles and cunning to figure the mystery out.
This is just the book for people who like their mysteries cozy and the heroines sharp.
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
By Bradley, Alan
2016-09 - Delacorte Press
9780345539960 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Hailed as a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a much anticipated new Christmas mystery from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Upcoming Events



HPL REINDEER DAY!!

1:00 TO 3:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Reindeer, reindeer everywhere. Join HPL for a close-up encounter with a reindeer. Learn all about them and have a cup of cocoa on us. Bring your camera for a wonderful photo opportunity.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 7

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

ICE CREAM CONE TREES

2:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Ever eat a Christmas tree? You can with these beautiful Christmas treats. Drop in between 2 - 4 pm to make your very own edible Christmas tree, using an ice cream cone, frosting, and candy pieces. Materieals will be provided.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 14

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

SANTA CLAUSE AND A DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

2:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Santa Claus will be stopping by HPL to see who's been naughty and who's been nice. Drop off your wish list, snap a picture with the big man (PLEASE BRING YOUR CAMERA) and make & take an ornament to hang on your holiday tree.

Upcoming Events at HPL



HPL REINDEER DAY!!

1:00 TO 3:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Reindeer, reindeer everywhere. Join HPL for a close-up encounter with a reindeer. Learn all about them and have a cup of cocoa on us. Bring your camera for a wonderful photo opportunity.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 7

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

ICE CREAM CONE TREES

2:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Ever eat a Christmas tree? You can with these beautiful Christmas treats. Drop in between 2 - 4 pm to make your very own edible Christmas tree, using an ice cream cone, frosting, and candy pieces. Materieals will be provided.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 14

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

SANTA CLAUSE AND A DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

2:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Santa Claus will be stopping by HPL to see who's been naughty and who's been nice. Drop off your wish list, snap a picture with the big man (PLEASE BRING YOUR CAMERA) and make & take an ornament to hang on your holiday tree.