Thursday, February 26, 2015

Book Review-As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust





Flavia is back in As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, the latest in the Flavia de Luce series, and this time she's in a girl's boarding school in Canada.  It is the school her mother, Harriet, attended, which is somewhat intimidating for Flavia, if one could say that Flavia could be intimidated.  No sooner does she arrive than a body is found...in her chimney!  As everyone else around her nearly panics, Flavia, ever the scientist, takes note of salient points about the body.  She does not expect to be able to share information with the Toronto police, as she does in her home village, so she finds different ways of ferreting out information.  Even out of her normal habitat, Flavia is Flavia, and the story is another fun adventure.  Read these in order to get the full effect!
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
By Bradley, Alan
Author Bradley, C. Alan
2015-01 - Delacorte Press
9780345539939 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"" ("The New York Times Book Review")--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from "New York Times "bestselling author Alan Bradley.
"Banished " is how
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Other books by the same author.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
By Bradley, Alan
2010-01 - Bantam
9780385343497 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Agatha Awards (2009), Anthony Awards (2010), Dilys Award (2010), Macavity Award (2010), Young Reader's Choice Award (2012)

It is the summer of 1950, and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events. For Flavia, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. …More


The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel
By Bradley, Alan
Author Bradley, C. Alan
2011-02 - Bantam
9780385343459 Check Our Catalog
Flavia de Luce, a dangerously smart eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders, thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over--until beloved puppeteer Rupert Porson has his own strings sizzled in an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. But who'd do such a thing, and "why"? Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet …More


A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel
A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel
By Bradley, Alan
2011-10 - Bantam
9780385343466 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
Alan Bradley, author of the most award-winning series debut of any year, returns with another irresistible Flavia de Luce novel
In the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune--never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to
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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
By Bradley, Alan
2012-10 - Bantam
9780385344029 Check Our Catalog
It's Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce--an 11-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry--is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie. …More


Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel
By Bradley, Alan
2013-01 - Delacorte Press
9780385344036 Check Our Catalog

From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by "USA Today" as "one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature."
HPL patron:  #5 and most recent of the Flavia de Luce novels.  Makes for good summer reading as they are engrossing, not hard and fun to read.  Do read …More


The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
By Bradley, Alan
2014-01 - Delacorte Press
9780385344050 Check Our Catalog
Poisoning prodigy Flavia de Luce's sixth brush with murder carries her back to the most consequential death of all: that of her long-missing mother, Harriet, whose returning corpse is promptly joined by another, fresher specimen. Harriet de Luce's three daughters have always been told that their mother vanished from the Himalayas back in 1941. Now her body has been recovered from a glacier after …More


Complimentary Reads
Not All Tarts Are Apple
Not All Tarts Are Apple
By Granger, Pip
2002-10 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590580332 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Agatha Awards (2002)

A first novel serves up an inimitable slice of British life from Coronation Summer, 1953, in a city not much different than that familiar to Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist.

Seven-year-old Rosie lives happily with Uncle Bert and pillow-plump Aunt Maggie above their cafe on Old Compton Street. The Soho neighborhood is rife with tough and sinewy London life including pimps and prostitutes,
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The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files
By Lutz, Lisa
2009-01 - Pocket Books
9781416594178 Check Our Catalog
In her irresistible, laugh-out-loud debut novel, Lutz introduces Isabel Izzy Spellman, a 28-year-old private eye working for her family's investigative business--a family that puts the fun in dysfunctional. …More


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