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Flavia de Luce Series

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Precocious motherless 11-year old fascinated with chemistry and death bicycles around Bishop's Lacey from ancient country house Buckshaw in 1950s England. In some places, the series is called The Buckshaw Chronicles.
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Book 1
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
A Flavia de Luce Mystery
Alan Bradley - Jan 19, 2010
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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: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches hi...
Book 2
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Feb 08, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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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, ...
Book 3
A Red Herring Without Mustard
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Oct 18, 2011
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Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey--mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia...
Book 4
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley - Oct 30, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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It's Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce - an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving - 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 Buckshaw, the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie s...
Book 5
Speaking from Among the Bones
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Dec 31, 2013
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Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bi...
Book 6
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Dec 30, 2014
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On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train’s arrival in the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. M...
Book 7
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Jan 06, 2015
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFlavia 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...
Book 8
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Sep 20, 2016
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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...
Book 9
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Jan 30, 2018
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“The world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley....
Book 10
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley - Aug 27, 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, "the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times).Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop's Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de ...