The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Alan Bradley / Dec 09, 2019

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches On a spring morning in 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

  • Title: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • ISBN: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
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    B00E2RYTJU
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  • Page: 406
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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.Moments later, he is dead, 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.Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowdWho was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself.Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office and making spectacular use of Harriet s beloved Gypsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 338 pages Published January 14th 2014 by Delacorte Press More Details Original Title The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches ASIN B00E2RYTJU Edition Language English Series Flavia de Luce 6 Characters Flavia de Luce, Ophelia de Luce, Daphne de Luce, Dogger, Mrs Mullet, Inspector Hewitt, Colonel de Luceless Literary Awards Choice Award Nominee for Mystery Thriller 2014 Other Editions 34 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, please sign up Popular Answered Questions i bought this not realising it was the 6th in its series, but can i read this as a stand alone 1 likelike 3 years ago See all 3 answers Sue You would enjoy it ,I think, if you had read at least some of the others as a good chunk of this story relates to on going back story It would be You would enjoy it ,I think, if you had read at least some of the others as a good chunk of this story relates to on going back story It would be well worth reading the others first, they are such wonderful stories less flag Is the title actually a line from a poem If so, what poem book like 4 years ago Add your answer Kathleen Yes, the title does come from a poem, A Night Piece on Death by Thomas Parnell The author provides the reader with a stanza from the poem, before Yes, the title does come from a poem, A Night Piece on Death by Thomas Parnell The author provides the reader with a stanza from the poem, before the title page of the book After finishing this book it is worth reading the entire poem, which reminds me of Ozymandias, and also includes this line By all the solemn heaps of fate,And think, as softly sad you treadAbove the venerable dead, Time was, like thee they life possessed,And time shall be, that thou shalt rest less flag See all 6 questions about The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 10, 2016 Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it review of another edition The Marble Tombs that rise on high,Whose Dead in vaulted Arches lye,Whose Pillars swell with sculptur d Stones,Arms, Angels, Epitaphs and Bones,These all the poor Remains of States Adorn the Rich, or praise the Great Who while on Earth in Fame they live,Are senseless of the Fame they give Thomas Parnell, A Night Piece on Death 1721 Alan Bradley must spend a good deal of time combing the dusty poetic tombs of libraries to find the archaic titles for this book series Whenever a new Flavia bo The Marble Tombs that rise on high,Whose Dead in vaulted Arches lye,Whose Pillars swell with sculptur d Stones,Arms, Angels, Epitaphs and Bones,These all the poor Remains of States Adorn the Rich, or praise the Great Who while on Earth in Fame they live,Are senseless of the Fame they give Thomas Parnell, A Night Piece on Death 1721 Alan Bradley must spend a good deal of time combing the dusty poetic tombs of libraries to find the archaic titles for this book series Whenever a new Flavia book is released, my first order of business is to look in the front of the book for the few lines of poetry he shares that includes the title of the book I then usually shake the bones of the poet and read beyond the tasty morsel that Bradley shares What is interesting about Thomas Parnell is he is one of a group of poets who existed in the 18th century who are commonly referred to as Graveyard PoetsOrChurchyard PoetsOrThe Boneyard Boys.They were a gloomy, morbid bunch, obsessed with worms, coffins, and skulls They took their own mortality very personally and bemoaned the end that eventually finds us all Of course, they were before and certainly influenced the romantic movement and one of my favorite genres, Gothic I ve certainly neglected The Boneyard Boys, but I have a feeling that there is a lot of interesting inspiration for my own writing to be had from reading these atmospheric poems But I digress We are here, of course, to talk about the latest adventures of the almost twelve Flavia de Luce I have moved from bafflement to absolute acceptance of why I am such a fan of this book series I don t read very much YA, nor do I usually enjoy reading about kids Even when I m reading biographies, I can t wait to get through the necessary childhood years and onto the subject s adulthood life Now, Flavia is no ordinary kid She has such a passion for science that she has scoured the library at the family home and also the public libraries for every book about chemistry, natural sciences, and human behavior she could find She also has a particular penchant for stumbling across dead bodies The story begins with her and her family waiting at the train station view spoiler for the return of her mother after she has been missing for several years To fully appreciate the evolution of the ongoing story with her mother, please do read the books in order hide spoiler A tall man approaches Flavia and whispers a coded message in her ear, and moments later he is lying mangled in front of the train Remember what I said about dead bodies and Flavia Then, to add to her confusion, Winston or Winnie if you are of the proper circle Churchill steps off the train and has a baffling conversation with her about pheasant sandwiches Winnie quite often likes to insert himself at the heart of the action, rather like Alfred Hitchcock s cameo appearances in his own films, but somewhat risky Flavia is right smack in the middle of a mystery that has national interests, extending far beyond the reach of even the brilliant resourcefulness of her own dangerously inquisitive mind She soon learns that her family, the de Luces, have been much involved in world affairs than she knew Some have opted for the side of good and others have opted for the side of evil The question is, who has opted for which I really enjoy the way that Alan Bradley weaves science into the books The world is a different place for Flavia She sees things and knows things about everything, which makes the world a much rich existence for her She can be bored in church and be thinking about how the stained glass windows were made The yellow scrolls had most likely been achieved with sulfur and calcium, the black letters enameled with a paint compounded in the Middle Ages from a closely guarded formula containing precisely measured amounts of powdered iron or copper oxide, adhesive, and the glassmaker s own urine That is a much interesting subject to be thinking about rather than contemplating whether your soul is destined for hell If hell does exist, she could probably explain to us how it is possible Flavia is precocious and overly intelligent, but somehow she is never annoying She just makes me wish I were smarter, but certainly if I was hanging around her for any length of time, I couldn t help but become clever by association There are some jaw dropping revelations towards the end of this book that tempted me to pick the next one up in the series immediately Flavia s world is about to be turned upside down and shook until all the Bunsen burners, beakers, pestle and mortars, and test tubes have been liberated from her hands It is time for this girl, almost twelve, to be given structure and direction I pity the fools who are going to try If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews, visithttp jeffreykeetenI also have a Facebook blogger page at flag 151 likesLike see review View all 26 comments Sep 13, 2013 Jeanette Astute Crabbist rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves all fiction, europe and british isles, miss trees, net galley Rating 3.5 starsIn which the mystery is solved surrounding the disappearance of Flavia s mother during World War II Also in which Alan Bradley prepares to take the series in an entirely new direction This is a wise move Life at Buckshaw is growing stale, and it s time for Flavia to take her chemistry skills out into the wide world After all, she is almost twelve years old, and beginning to show signs of growing up This works best as a just for fun sort of read I thought the mystery and i Rating 3.5 starsIn which the mystery is solved surrounding the disappearance of Flavia s mother during World War II Also in which Alan Bradley prepares to take the series in an entirely new direction This is a wise move Life at Buckshaw is growing stale, and it s time for Flavia to take her chemistry skills out into the wide world After all, she is almost twelve years old, and beginning to show signs of growing up This works best as a just for fun sort of read I thought the mystery and its resolution were a bit weak The set up is intriguing, with special code phrases and a murder on the train tracks and a revealing old home movie which Flavia discovers and then develops using her chemical cleverness However, when we finally get to discover why Harriet Flavia s mom disappeared and who was involved, the revelations are sketchy Bradley doesn t develop a clear picture so to speak of what went down so to speak all those years ago, what exactly Harriet s mission was, and what the villain s did What makes the book worth reading is the playfulness you ve come to expect from the Flavia de Luce series Yes, Flavia is maturing, but she s still devious, and her imagination still takes her where no one s imagination should ever go In this installment, she toys with the possibility of becoming a young Frankenstein and attempting to reanimate the dead She decodes secret messages written in bodily fluids She asks inappropriate questions such as, How long does it take a person to bleed to death And as always, she s an unrepentant snoop Fans of the series will not be disappointed I m looking forward to discovering how Flavia fares as she moves out among people who are not yet familiar with her precocious and pesky ways flag 56 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Mar 21, 2011 Janet rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves drama, great characters, good series, funny, mysteries, my favorites, historical fiction I spend a year waiting for it and a day reading it From the first Flavia mystery five years ago, I have been hooked The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches did not disappoint There is so much I wish I could say about it, but won t for fear I will give something away I will say this, after reading the first lines I said to myself, I knew it But I didn t know it I didn t know the half of it.Just as Bradley has done in each of the Flavia books as they progress, he brings us deeper into the lives an I spend a year waiting for it and a day reading it From the first Flavia mystery five years ago, I have been hooked The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches did not disappoint There is so much I wish I could say about it, but won t for fear I will give something away I will say this, after reading the first lines I said to myself, I knew it But I didn t know it I didn t know the half of it.Just as Bradley has done in each of the Flavia books as they progress, he brings us deeper into the lives and nature of the characters centered at Buckshaw and Bishops Lacey, but in this latest installment he reveals them to us so that we finally understand what it is that has made them who they are There is a tenderness in Flavia that has been hinted at before, and spills out in this book Colonel de Luce is less of a character and of a grieving husband and father, holding himself together because he has to We get a pick inside Daffy that is very honest and telling, while Feely remains a bit, well, Feely like She s just so unlikeable Once again, it s Dogger that I love With each book, he turns out to be even than what we imagined Even Aunt Felicity is much interesting than we imagined.I can safely say that the action stays closer to home, at Buckshaw, and that we come to some real resolution The tone of the book is serious than a Flavia fan is accustomed to, but there is still humor to be found All the things about Flavia that makes her such an endearing character are still there, but she is forced to know, and deal with, things that are beyond what she wants to, and still, what she wants most is a happy family and a home that s full of life Oh, just read it for yourself Quickly The one thing I can t determine is if there will be Flavia books please yes, please yes The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches could reasonably end the series gasp or it could mark the beginning of a great deal to come in the life of Flavia de Luce I really hope it s the latter flag 47 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Oct 25, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2014 wom flipping the pages Flavia de Luce is a brilliant young girl whose knowledge of chemistry is on par with many Ph.Ds Flavia uses her abilities to investigate murders, and delights in solving crimes ahead of the police In this sixth book in the series Flavia once again uses her skills to track down a killer.The book could be read as a standalone but it s much better to start with book one and go on from there Twelve year old Flavia de Luce and her family are at the train station awaiting the return of a relati Flavia de Luce is a brilliant young girl whose knowledge of chemistry is on par with many Ph.Ds Flavia uses her abilities to investigate murders, and delights in solving crimes ahead of the police In this sixth book in the series Flavia once again uses her skills to track down a killer.The book could be read as a standalone but it s much better to start with book one and go on from there Twelve year old Flavia de Luce and her family are at the train station awaiting the return of a relative when a mysterious man gives Flavia a cryptic message for her father Before long the man is dead, his mutilated body lying under the train Thus begins a Flavia de Luce novel that is of an espionage story than a murder mystery Nevertheless, Flavia is up to her usual tricks in this book, cooking up exotic chemical experiments to reanimate the dead and to decipher hidden messages As always, Flavia is also plotting to best the local police with her superior detective skills The book is filled with interesting characters, including Mr de Luce s faithful manservant and jack of all trades Dogger, eccentric relatives, quirky acquaintances, and Flavia s sisters I was a little annoyed by Flavia s continuing arrogance and often expressed high opinion of herself and I found the convoluted espionage tale slightly confusing Nevertheless it was an okay light read.You can follow my reviews at flag 37 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Feb 16, 2014 Miss M rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves public library, crime_cosies, x_2014 reads As much as I love Flavia, there s just no plot in this one, just a lot of needlessly convoluted, attempted exposition of past events in the series flag 22 likesLike see review May 23, 2013 Kristine rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves e book, firstreads netgalley, historical fiction, mystery suspense Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.4.5 stars I adore this series The character of Flavia, the complexity and layers of the relationships, the setting, the players, the word craft, etc In book 5 for the first time Mr Bradley left us with a cliffhanger, and with book 6 we are treated to a roller coaster ride It s almost as if everything that was creating an undercurrent of tension is blown wide open It did feel like the last few book Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.4.5 stars I adore this series The character of Flavia, the complexity and layers of the relationships, the setting, the players, the word craft, etc In book 5 for the first time Mr Bradley left us with a cliffhanger, and with book 6 we are treated to a roller coaster ride It s almost as if everything that was creating an undercurrent of tension is blown wide open It did feel like the last few books have been leading to something I m glad it was something big, there s only so long that we can read about Flavia stumbling upon another murder and solving it before it gets rote and tired So it happened, the series and plot certainly took a 180 I really can t feel like I can disclose much about the plot without spoilers Because there is so much going on and so many things being revealed, at times I had to check myself to make sure I could keep track of it all We know Harriet come home and we find out the how, why, and what of her disappearance Flavia continues her hijinx, but we can clearly see maturation she is starting to turn into a young woman I loved how Dogger s story is filled in, the reconciliation with her father, and a greater understanding of her family dynamics as Flavia discovers who she really is These books are not fail proof and life changing They are exquisitely delicious If you are looking for a mystery that will make you fall in love with reading You ve found it Mr Bradley, you have a fan As does Flavia I certainly will enjoy watching her be challenged in ways I never thought possible Give the marketing art department an award for these covers It makes me happy just to look at themso Mr Bradley, you betta be following up that cliff hanger with one HECK of a book Don t let me down flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 15, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it review of another edition Gasp I can t believe I am giving a Flavia book a rating of just three stars but alas I am I have loved this series so much and with much anticipation of book 6 wrapping things up, was a bit disappointed.The book starts out good and has quite the climax in the middle but then it fizzles out Things are vague and the past sleuthing that Flavia did, did not happen in this book Things just kind of fell into her lap so to speak It did leave me wondering if Alan Bradley was using book 6 to l Gasp I can t believe I am giving a Flavia book a rating of just three stars but alas I am I have loved this series so much and with much anticipation of book 6 wrapping things up, was a bit disappointed.The book starts out good and has quite the climax in the middle but then it fizzles out Things are vague and the past sleuthing that Flavia did, did not happen in this book Things just kind of fell into her lap so to speak It did leave me wondering if Alan Bradley was using book 6 to lead us in another direction with Flavia as she is growing up It felt like a bridge to another chapter or series in Flavia s life I do miss our little detective Flavia though flag 19 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Feb 05, 2014 Stacey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves my library hardcover, all time favorites, my review or notes, kid recommendations In the 6th novel, redacted, redacted, redacted We get some answers, a whole lot questions, and a little bit of heartbreak Also, I might be a tiny bit in love with Dogger There s really nothing I can say that wouldn t be spoilery, except that the only bad thing about a Flavia book is waiting a whole year for the next one flag 17 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 10, 2018 Emma rated it it was amazing review of another edition Best one yet, but Mr Bradley, you know how to pull on our heart strings Was anyone else secretly glad that Flavia s plans for Harriet were foiled This instalment opens the door to not only additional characters, but different ways of seeing the ones we ve already met Gorgeous series flag 16 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2013 Jillian rated it really liked it review of another edition Mr Bradley, while your first four Flavia novels were fantastic, I can t believe you left us with a cliff hanger at the end of 5 Speaking from Among the Bones was wonderful Very much looking forward to 6 Thanks for a great series flag 14 likesLike see review Jun 04, 2017 Mai Laakso rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorites, children s books, young adult, male writer Alan Bradleyn uusin Flavia de Luce sarjan j nnityskirja on nimelt n Kuolleet linnut eiv t laula Kirjan kansikuvassa oleva arkku kuvaa Flavian perheelle l heisen henkil n arkkua, joka tuotiin heid n kartanoonsa Kartano oli jouduttu laittamaan myyntiin, mutta sitten tuli yll tt v viesti, ett iti oli l ydetty ja oli tulossa kotiin.Alan Bradley on hurmannut 11 vuotiaalla Flavia de Lucella, joka on pikkutarkka havaitsija ja kiinnostunut kemiasta ja salapoliisiteht vist Joka kirjaan murhia on Alan Bradleyn uusin Flavia de Luce sarjan j nnityskirja on nimelt n Kuolleet linnut eiv t laula Kirjan kansikuvassa oleva arkku kuvaa Flavian perheelle l heisen henkil n arkkua, joka tuotiin heid n kartanoonsa Kartano oli jouduttu laittamaan myyntiin, mutta sitten tuli yll tt v viesti, ett iti oli l ydetty ja oli tulossa kotiin.Alan Bradley on hurmannut 11 vuotiaalla Flavia de Lucella, joka on pikkutarkka havaitsija ja kiinnostunut kemiasta ja salapoliisiteht vist Joka kirjaan murhia on riitt nytkin ja t ll kin kertaa murhaaja liikkuu hyvin l hell Flavia on autuaan tiet m t n murhaajasta, sill h nen aikansa kuluu kylm n vainajan seurassa ja hiukan lentokoneajeluilla ja filmin kehittelyss.Parhaimmillaan Flavia on omassa laboratoriossaan, jossa asustelee my s kana Laboratoriov lineit voi k ytt my s kananmunan keitt miseen, kun n lk yll tt T ll kertaa pikkuvanha myrkynkeitt j sek onnistui myrkynkeittelyss ett ep onnistui, koska ei ehtinyt tekem n sit mit piti Ehk niin oli parempi flag 13 likesLike see review Sep 16, 2010 Kaethe rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves adventure, death, domesticity, feminism, fiction, flight, format ebooks, grief, history, house as character The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches There s two different stories going on here in one, Flavia is trying to find out about her mother, missing, presumed dead, since the girl was an infant The other is a modern mystery about someone going under a train The first is fascinating, somewhat implausible in resolution, but a deeply satisfying look at family dynamics and the mysteries of one s parents The other is solved without much detective work on anyone s part, least of all Flavia s, and is even m The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches There s two different stories going on here in one, Flavia is trying to find out about her mother, missing, presumed dead, since the girl was an infant The other is a modern mystery about someone going under a train The first is fascinating, somewhat implausible in resolution, but a deeply satisfying look at family dynamics and the mysteries of one s parents The other is solved without much detective work on anyone s part, least of all Flavia s, and is even melodramatic and implausible But It must be said, reading about Flavia s relationship with her family, with her first real interest in the backstories of these people around her, and her grief for the mother she didn t have when she grew up that is writing I needed just now, full of depth, and resonance, and conflicting emotions That was totally worth itC provided by publisher flag 13 likesLike see review May 15, 2010 Linette rated it really liked it review of another edition Oh, Flavia Such intelligence and determination in a young girl make you dangerous not to mention your fascination with poisons and chemistry I probably wouldn t like you so much if it wasn t for your huge sense of fun and adventure, combined with how lost and alone you seem in your stiff upper lip world living in the decaying family home in your little English village There is nobody quite like you Probably a good thing, actually Still, I can t wait until I get to spend some time wit Oh, Flavia Such intelligence and determination in a young girl make you dangerous not to mention your fascination with poisons and chemistry I probably wouldn t like you so much if it wasn t for your huge sense of fun and adventure, combined with how lost and alone you seem in your stiff upper lip world living in the decaying family home in your little English village There is nobody quite like you Probably a good thing, actually Still, I can t wait until I get to spend some time with you in the next book in this series Reader, if you ever wondered what Sherlock Holmes was like as a child, read this series, because Flavia de Luce is exactly how I imagine Sherlock would have been at 11 years old Except female, and with two troublesome, dramatic older sisters instead of an older brother who runs the world I enjoyed this book as much as the earlier ones in the series I can t tell you anything about the story without giving spoilers, but it will probably make you laugh, and make you feel sad This time out the mystery to be solved centers on Flavia and her own family.Also I love the way Flavia views life and how she thinks Most people would say they feel a shiver up their spine, but Flavia feels caterpillars crawling up her spine She does make me laugh.We know Flavia is not much like other children, but by the end of this book you realize that she has an exceptional future in store for her At the same time, in some ways she is just like any other young girl and you can t help but want to hug her Just check her pockets to make sure she isn t packing any poisons that cause painful deaths before you do I was delighted to receive this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag 12 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Feb 01, 2014 Magill rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves mystery or something akin to it While I think this must be the weakest of the series even so than the christmas one I hesitate to give it a 1 as typically a 1 means I really despise a book.This book was weak, in plot and characterization and resolution So weak, in fact, that I cannot muster up enough aggravation to give the book the 1 that the overall weakness deserves.Characters added, with little to no characterization and that did nothing to advance the plot established characters that had little or nothing to do While I think this must be the weakest of the series even so than the christmas one I hesitate to give it a 1 as typically a 1 means I really despise a book.This book was weak, in plot and characterization and resolution So weak, in fact, that I cannot muster up enough aggravation to give the book the 1 that the overall weakness deserves.Characters added, with little to no characterization and that did nothing to advance the plot established characters that had little or nothing to do or say A story that takes place over a very short period of time with a lack of pacing and very rushed ending, compounding the weakness in the storyline.The actual resolution of Harriet s mystery was diminished by vague and obscure conversations The resolution of the neglected murder that occurred early in the book was perplexing, random, pointless, inexplicable and just badly conceived and written.As a non lover of Flavia s author, consistently bemused by the accolades heaped upon this series, I wanted to see if the author was able to build and improve on his story and writing skills as the series progressed I also wanted to know what happened to Harriet I am essentially dissatisfied with both, disappointed even I may be able to forgive weak plotlines, but I cannot forgive poor writing, failure to improve or a desperately weak denouement to the book and, indeed, the entire series flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 13, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read via netgalley, anglophiles delight, child narrator, mysteries, laugh out loud, illness and death I shy away from genre fiction, spurn series, and tire quickly of child narrators and yet I find the Flavia de Luce novels positively delightful Bradley s quaintly authentic mysteries are set at Buckshaw, a crumbling country manor house in 1950s England, where the titular eleven year old heroine performs madcap chemistry experiments and solves small town murders Flavia may be spiky and snotty especially to her two older sisters, the one boy crazy Feely, or Ophelia and the other book obses I shy away from genre fiction, spurn series, and tire quickly of child narrators and yet I find the Flavia de Luce novels positively delightful Bradley s quaintly authentic mysteries are set at Buckshaw, a crumbling country manor house in 1950s England, where the titular eleven year old heroine performs madcap chemistry experiments and solves small town murders Flavia may be spiky and snotty especially to her two older sisters, the one boy crazy Feely, or Ophelia and the other book obsessed Daffy, or Daphne, with whom I rather sympathize but she sure knows her poisons, a skill that comes in handy surprisingly often in their rural idyll like Midsomer, or Miss Marple s St Mary Mead, Bishop s Lacey has an alarmingly high homicide rate The other members of the de Luce crew are the girls standoffish father, a shell shocked gardener, and an abysmal cook Their mother, Harriet, who disappeared on a Himalayan climb some ten years ago, is, ironically, among the most palpable presences in this book But each one of the characters has hidden depths, many of them coming to light in this installment In particular, Flavia will finally learn of her unexpected inheritance from her mother.The first line epitomizes what I turn to the Flavia de Luce mysteries for cozy period Britishness To begin with, it was a perfect English morning It s a somber time, however, as Buckshaw hosts a funeral Perhaps in time I shall learn the antidote for grief, Flavia muses in an uncharacteristically melancholy moment.Still, there s plenty to keep a girl detective s spirits chirrupy spies, assassinations, code words, flights in a small plane, and a cameo appearance from Winston Churchill And this time her regular adventures in chemistry include advanced photographic development, invisible writing, and most challenging of all the attempted resurrection of the dead Flavia s whip smart cousin Undine appears for the first time, and Bradley once again comes up with a truly terrific death tableau his unusual murder weapons and crime scenes would be gory if they weren t so absurdly genius.I truly believe that Bradley has hit his stride with this one I laughed than ever, and could see of Flavia s development as a character As the book ends, she s getting ready to move in new directions perhaps, nearing age 12, she is finally growing up.The mysteries are fluffy, certainly, but very enjoyable And you needn t have read the previous five before tackling this one, though it might be a good idea to sample the first one, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, just to have a sense of the main characters and the town.These are delicious, comfy crime novels long may they continue Bradley has announced that the original six book contract has been extended to ten hooray I have a tiny bone to pick, which is that I don t think the de Luce girls would have had access to Lady Chatterley s Lover in 1951, given that its publication was limited by censors until 1960 flag 10 likesLike see review Oct 31, 2014 Larry Bassett rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle, mystery Two of my GR friends who are mystery aficionados highly recommend this series about a precocious preteen girl I am advised that this is a series that is best read in order to get the most out of it However, my free online e book library only had this sixth available so I start here on my trusty Kindle The idea is that if I like it, I will retreat to the first of the series and try to interest my eleven year old daughter I had to stumble through the first chapters due to the absence of charac Two of my GR friends who are mystery aficionados highly recommend this series about a precocious preteen girl I am advised that this is a series that is best read in order to get the most out of it However, my free online e book library only had this sixth available so I start here on my trusty Kindle The idea is that if I like it, I will retreat to the first of the series and try to interest my eleven year old daughter I had to stumble through the first chapters due to the absence of character development from the earlier books, but the humor and wit brought me in eventually.Flavia de Luce is an obstreperous girl with a fertile brain She has a flair for poisons and chemistry The author from Canada and there is clearly a British bent in language and locale to this series set in the early 1950s It is fun to read, even fun if you enjoy chemistry with an intellectual leaning.As another reviewer summarizes Bradley s quaintly authentic mysteries are set at Buckshaw, a crumbling country manor house in 1950s England, where the titular eleven year old heroine performs madcap chemistry experiments and solves small town murders I do not think you can be precocious at the age I am, 68 But reading this book does give me a sense of what it might have been like years ago There are smatterings of knowledge that masquerade in front of my somewhat senile like brain, giving me the sense of almost knowing something Bradley fills the pages with nearly facts that are sometimes brought to fruition and sometimes left only half ripe These tempting morsels percolate and become the itch that demands scratching I can only imagine how they might nourish the brain of an adolescent I hopefully imagine my eleven year old daughter slipping into the cracks of curiosity.I see Flavia with a bright future as an intellectual cartoon series on PBS Kids I know she has the potential to appeal to an entire new generation The book was a quick read for me I give her four stars in her current iteration, even out of order flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 09, 2013 Beth Cato rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2013, flavia de luce, mystery I adore the Flavia de Luce series I received an Advanced Reader Copy of book 5 a year ago and screeched out loud at the excruciating cliffhanger ending I have been counting down the months until the next book s release I was ecstatic to be approved for the ARC of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches via NetGalley.To sum up the series Flavia is an 11 year old with a passion for poison and chemistry She lives on an isolated British estate with her eccentric father and two teenage sisters World I adore the Flavia de Luce series I received an Advanced Reader Copy of book 5 a year ago and screeched out loud at the excruciating cliffhanger ending I have been counting down the months until the next book s release I was ecstatic to be approved for the ARC of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches via NetGalley.To sum up the series Flavia is an 11 year old with a passion for poison and chemistry She lives on an isolated British estate with her eccentric father and two teenage sisters World War II has devastated her family Her father and their groundskeeper survived the horrors of Japanese death camps, while her mother vanished in Asia Flavia never knew the war but is scarred nevertheless She runs wild across the countryside, precocious and all too curious about murder and intrigue.These are not formulaic mysteries like so many series out there, where each books stands on its own like a TV show No, Flavia has grown tremendously through the series The order of books is of vital importance, especially as things come to a head here This book has a murder a few, in truth but than that, it s about grief and how people themselves are mysteries The people we are closest to can be the greatest mysteries of all I dare not say than that, as there are spoilers galore.I loved the book It s everything I hoped it would be At the same time, I m a little worried at the direction the series will take after this Bradley has signed on for ten books total Flavia s world is going to change drastically from here I can only hope I get approved for an early copy for the next volume so I won t go too crazy as I wait flag 9 likesLike see review Jul 26, 2013 Shannon rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves girl detectives, 1950s, series, uk, historical, mystery, mad scientists, spy This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So far this series has had a rollercoaster effect on me I loved books 1, 3, and 5, and was underwhelmed by 2, 4, and this one, number 6 I didn t buy into any of this book I know grief does strange things to people, and Flavia s still a child, but too much seemed totally out of character.Things that didn t sit well 1 Flavia forgot about the dead guy on the train platform.2 Rare drugs were obtained effortlessly.3 The chemistry was straight up mad science Reanimation Really 4 As soon So far this series has had a rollercoaster effect on me I loved books 1, 3, and 5, and was underwhelmed by 2, 4, and this one, number 6 I didn t buy into any of this book I know grief does strange things to people, and Flavia s still a child, but too much seemed totally out of character.Things that didn t sit well 1 Flavia forgot about the dead guy on the train platform.2 Rare drugs were obtained effortlessly.3 The chemistry was straight up mad science Reanimation Really 4 As soon as the Home Office shows up, Flavia completely abandons her mission What happened to our sneaky, meddling, pint size obsessive chemist crime solver She believes it is the only chance to bring her mother back to life, yet she gives up instantly and barely mentions it again.5 Before we really know there is a suspect, the police have her surrounded and it s all over No mystery.6 Harriet the spy Was this an intentional nod to one of the most well loved characters in all of children s literature 7 Aloof misanthrope Haviland will raise an even younger, even precocious girl.So where is this going Will the next installment take place at spy school in Canada Will we stay at Buckshaw with Undine as our new hero It seems doubtful that Flavia will thwart boarding school for murder as usual in Bishop s Lacey It s an awkward transition, and even though I love these characters, for me this was the worst book in the series so far flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 18, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves overdrive I have to admit that I read 1 and 2 in the series and then took a giant leap to this one 6, because I won a preview copy of 7 coming out in 2015, which I ll soon need to review So I know I committed the ultimate faux pas, and maybe someday I ll go back to the others, but in the meantime I m so glad to have read this No regrets Flavia and her family are top of their game here Her mother s body comes home for burial finally, and Flavia s curiosity about her and the family history leads her I have to admit that I read 1 and 2 in the series and then took a giant leap to this one 6, because I won a preview copy of 7 coming out in 2015, which I ll soon need to review So I know I committed the ultimate faux pas, and maybe someday I ll go back to the others, but in the meantime I m so glad to have read this No regrets Flavia and her family are top of their game here Her mother s body comes home for burial finally, and Flavia s curiosity about her and the family history leads her to some pretty gutsy stunts, even for Flavia.I just loved the Ta ra ra BOOM de ay sequence flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2016 Brooke rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobooks, 2016 reads I don t think I ll ever dislike a Flavia de Luce book The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches was beautifully written like the other books in the series I did feel that this particular one was sadder for reasons I can t say because of spoilers but I really felt sorry for Flavia and saw in this book her small age of just eleven which was nice because her demeanor is years ahead flag 8 likesLike see review Feb 13, 2013 Ash rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, own, kindlenook, favorites I love every book in this series so much, if I have a daughter I m going to convince my husband to let me name her Flavia flag 8 likesLike see review Feb 28, 2013 Anne Sawyer added it review of another edition Taking too long Write two flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2016 Aleshanee rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves histor krimi 4.5 Sterne Meine MeinungJetzt bin ich tats chlich schon beim sechsten Band der Reihe angelangt und immer noch genauso fasziniert von der 11j hrigen Protagonistin Flavia de Luce wie von dem einnehmenden Schreibstil des Autors Alan Bradley.Ich m chte nicht viel auf den Inhalt eingehen, um keine berraschung vorneweg zu nehmen denn hier geht es dieses Mal nicht einfach um einen profunden Mord, an dem Flavia zuf llig Zeuge wird, sondern um ein uraltes Familiengeheimnis, das endlich die vielen Fr 4.5 Sterne Meine MeinungJetzt bin ich tats chlich schon beim sechsten Band der Reihe angelangt und immer noch genauso fasziniert von der 11j hrigen Protagonistin Flavia de Luce wie von dem einnehmenden Schreibstil des Autors Alan Bradley.Ich m chte nicht viel auf den Inhalt eingehen, um keine berraschung vorneweg zu nehmen denn hier geht es dieses Mal nicht einfach um einen profunden Mord, an dem Flavia zuf llig Zeuge wird, sondern um ein uraltes Familiengeheimnis, das endlich die vielen Fragen um die unergr ndliche Atmosph re im Haushalt der de Luces und viele Antworten auf die Fragen l ftet, die seit Beginn dieser Reihe immer wieder im Raum stehen.Flavia ist hier mehr denn je gefordert, denn ihre pers nliche Verwicklung in diesen Fall, der mit einem scheinbaren Unfall beginnt und mit einem ebensolchen aufh rt, wird ihr Leben von Grund auf ver ndern Bald wird Flavia 12 und immer noch ist sie den st ndigen Schikanen ihrer gro en Schwestern Ophelia und Daphne ausgesetzt Auch ihr Vater ist trotz der schweren Situation, in der die Familie hinein katapultiert wurde, noch immer ganz der distanzierte Gentleman, der keine Gef hlsregung offen zul sst Nur Dogger, das M dchen f r alles , ein alter Kriegsgef hrte ihres Vaters, ist ihr oft eine vertraute Hilfe.Flavias raffinierte, findige und teilweise berechnende Art macht sie zu etwas ganz besonderem und man muss die Kleine einfach nur ins Herz schlie en Sie versucht alles, um ihre Familie zusammen zu halten Selbst ein vollkommen makaberes Vorhaben verfolgt sie mit strategischer Vehemenz, weil es aus ihrer tiefsten Seele kommt, dem innigen Gef hl, das sie jedoch nie an die Oberfl che kommen l sst So, wie sie es seit Jahren auf Buckshaw gelernt hat.Ich war sofort wieder in der Geschichte drin Das kleine rtchen Bishop s Lacey, das Anwesen Buckshaw der de Luce s, die vielen Figuren, die die Kulisse heimisch und vertraut machen man f hlt sich sofort wieder wohl Alan Bradley hat eine ganz besondere Art, die Gef hle und Gedanken treffend zu beschreiben und alles in der Welt von Flavia so lebendig erscheinen zu lassen Der Krimi Aspekt ist dieses mal etwas im Hintergrund daf r aber erf hrt man umso mehr ber die vielen Facetten, die aus Flavia genau dieses merkw rdige und unwiderstehliche M dchen gemacht haben.FazitEin sehr faszinierender Band, der etwas tiefer hinter die Kulisse der Familie de Luce blickt und Flavia dieses Mal vor eine ihrer pers nlichsten Herausforderungen stellt Nach diesem Abenteuer wird nichts mehr so sein, wie es war AleshaneeWeltenwandererFlavia de Luce1 Mord im Gurkenbeet2 Mord ist kein Kinderspiel3 Halunken, Tod und Teufel4 Vorhang auf f r eine Leiche5 Schlussakkord f r einen Mord6 Tote V gel singen nicht7 Eine Leiche wirbelt Staub auf erscheint Feb 2016 flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 21, 2014 Rowan rated it it was ok review of another edition This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I found this book to be so odd An odd storyline to be sure, and also one that was at odds with the overall tone of the rest of the series I know no one looks to Flavia de Luce for a gritty, true to life tale of woe, but the previous instalments all managed to balance the brightness of Flavia and Bishop s Lacey with interesting mysteries albeit to varying degrees of success This one sort of flew right off the deep end I was excited to read about Harriet s homecoming, as her absence has dom I found this book to be so odd An odd storyline to be sure, and also one that was at odds with the overall tone of the rest of the series I know no one looks to Flavia de Luce for a gritty, true to life tale of woe, but the previous instalments all managed to balance the brightness of Flavia and Bishop s Lacey with interesting mysteries albeit to varying degrees of success This one sort of flew right off the deep end I was excited to read about Harriet s homecoming, as her absence has dominated the series from the very start, but I didn t expect things to take such a juvenile turn I would have welcomed Flavia going off to school in Toronto the ability of the reader to believe Bishop s Lacey a hotbed of murder was probably played out, and Flavia s seeming lack of formal schooling was a bit glaring, but I didn t expect her to go off to train for some higher purpose as a spy The tone was very uneven it seemed unbelievable that Flavia, scientist extraordinaire, would believe that her mother could be imbued once again with life after a ten year deep freeze, and the contrast between that childish wish and her rather gruesome examination of Harriet s corpse was jarring I m still not really sure what to make of Harriet she somehow found time to have three children, indulge an endless array of interests, make herself beloved by everyone she d ever met, and to serve her country by running off to catch a traitor in Singapore during wartime, somehow meeting her end on a glacier in Tibet at the hands of her cousin I don t even really grasp why Lena came to Harriet s funeral if she was able to dispatch the last remaining person who knew of her involvement in her death so easily at Buckshaw Halt, why didn t she dispose of him in the sometime in the preceding ten years Was Undine meant to be a literal Cousin Oliver Cousin Undiver Tristram and Adam were basically an amalgam in my mind by the end I don t really get why the de Luce s would be entrusted with national security, but not have anyone they could call upon to help them with death duties Also, the whole Greek and Italian youngest daughter inheritance thing seemed completely bizarre that is why her sisters hated her Because of some absolutely nonsensical, completely undeserved favouritism I would have resented her too Oh sorry Ophelia and Daphne, Flavia is now entrusted with a secret mission that will shape the rest of her life and will inherit the entire estate Ophelia, you are getting married, so no matter Daphne you can read selections from Flavia s library while she s being taught chemistry by a poisoner in T.O I suppose my major complaints with this one hold true for most of the series their must have been other means by which to achieve these same ends Flavia in Canada sounds amazing but I wish it was with the same tone as The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2012 Ellinor rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves crime thriller suspense, ebooks I still remember that I was very reluctant to start reading my first Flavia de Luce book several years ago At the time I was kind of fed up with cozy mysteries, the German title Mord im Gurkenbeet Murder in the Cucumber Bed didn t appeal to me at all and the cover looked like an Addams family wannabe Then my library had a copy of it and I decided to take a look and then maybe finish after a few pages I m than glad I took this step I was hooked from the first page It seemed like Fla I still remember that I was very reluctant to start reading my first Flavia de Luce book several years ago At the time I was kind of fed up with cozy mysteries, the German title Mord im Gurkenbeet Murder in the Cucumber Bed didn t appeal to me at all and the cover looked like an Addams family wannabe Then my library had a copy of it and I decided to take a look and then maybe finish after a few pages I m than glad I took this step I was hooked from the first page It seemed like Flavia was one of those heroines I d secretely been looking forward to reading about I never seem to be able to get enough of her The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches is the sixth in this series and it is a lot different from what the series used to be like At starts right at the end of the fifth book, one of the reasons I d not recommend it as the title to start this series with At first it seemed to me like it would only be a very long interlude before the next installment as authors sometimes write them to not keep the readers waiting too long for the next one I was also surprised that Flavia didn t at once start investigating the death of the man at the platform And surprises were to comeThis time the secret is within the de Luce family I knew that at some point things were to be reveiled about Flavia s family but I had never expected them to be what they now are The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches gives the series a completely new twist, which is the second reasons it s quite unsuitable to starters of the series I can t say here without giving away too much but I can say that I am than excited to find out how Flavia s story is going to continue flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves cozy mystery, crime thrillers, british literature, historical fiction, mystery I won a copy of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches Flavia de Luce, 6 by Alan Bradley through the Giveaway Contest Once again in this cozy British mystery, Flavia entertains us once again This novel is slightly different than the other novels in the series The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches is about grief and family relationships than solving a mystery There is a murder and mysteries to solve, but Flavia is almost twelve now She begins to cross that threshold from childhood int I won a copy of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches Flavia de Luce, 6 by Alan Bradley through the Giveaway Contest Once again in this cozy British mystery, Flavia entertains us once again This novel is slightly different than the other novels in the series The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches is about grief and family relationships than solving a mystery There is a murder and mysteries to solve, but Flavia is almost twelve now She begins to cross that threshold from childhood into adulthood during a distressing time for the de Luce family Flavia is still Flavia though so it s often funny and clever along with the darker moments I don t want to give any details, so as to spoil the reader from the enjoyment of reading this book Lets just say that Flavia is in for a great future flag 6 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Oct 24, 2013 Caroline rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical mystery, nook After the crazy cliffhanger ending of Speaking from Among the Bones, I could not wait to get my hands on this Finally some answers to some of the mysteries surrounding both of Flavia de Luce s parents and their history during WWII There are plenty of de Luce secrets uncovered throughout these pages, the most intriguing of course being there s even to learn about the mysterious Harriet de Luce, who has really been the biggest question mark in the series as a whole.This was fabulous with th After the crazy cliffhanger ending of Speaking from Among the Bones, I could not wait to get my hands on this Finally some answers to some of the mysteries surrounding both of Flavia de Luce s parents and their history during WWII There are plenty of de Luce secrets uncovered throughout these pages, the most intriguing of course being there s even to learn about the mysterious Harriet de Luce, who has really been the biggest question mark in the series as a whole.This was fabulous with the number of twists and turns, with Flavia tackling both her intense emotions and her drive for answers Like the previous books in the series, her maturity level is handled wonderfully she fluctuates between childish fancies of what is and isn t possible, meanwhile she handles intense adult situations as if they were nothing She s intelligent and precocious as always, with her hilarious and charming way of constantly getting into the middle of everything.The series looks to be taking an interesting turn after this, and I can t wait for Unfortunately for me the wait for the next book will be quite a while, but I suspect very worth it.I was provided a copy from the publisher via Netgalley flag 5 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 26, 2017 Jaline rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves xx2017 completed The 5th book in this series, Speaking From Among the Bones, ended with a cliff hanger the first time I recall this happening in the series Number 6, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, picks up precisely where its predecessor left off and carries on at a fast clip Unveiling the mysteries of the de Luce family as it goes, there are several plot lines and a few new characters mixed in with the ones we are already familiar with And, a deadly mix it proves to be On the surface, this is another wi The 5th book in this series, Speaking From Among the Bones, ended with a cliff hanger the first time I recall this happening in the series Number 6, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, picks up precisely where its predecessor left off and carries on at a fast clip Unveiling the mysteries of the de Luce family as it goes, there are several plot lines and a few new characters mixed in with the ones we are already familiar with And, a deadly mix it proves to be On the surface, this is another winning case for Flavia to attempt solving, yet underneath there is so much depth and breadth to the story it is like seeing a steeple in the far distance and then gradually discovering the rest of the building, level by level, brick by brick, and stone by stone formulating before our eyes as we draw closer I really enjoyed this addition to the series, and very much look forward to the next flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 31, 2010 Carolyn rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves mystery, historical fiction, strong female lead character, 2014 read Have to say, with such a great opening, this one was rather a disappointment.Almost no sleuthing involved, Flavia is so caught up in her internal perambulations about her mother, that she shows almost no interest in the man who speaks mysteriously to her and minutes later is dead.The ending is literally solved in the matter of a page or two, with a strange and gory ending Actually, you get a two fer, with the current murder and a decades old mystery crime solved as well.Not sure if I ll return Have to say, with such a great opening, this one was rather a disappointment.Almost no sleuthing involved, Flavia is so caught up in her internal perambulations about her mother, that she shows almost no interest in the man who speaks mysteriously to her and minutes later is dead.The ending is literally solved in the matter of a page or two, with a strange and gory ending Actually, you get a two fer, with the current murder and a decades old mystery crime solved as well.Not sure if I ll return to the series, although the closing setup adds new characters and sets Flavia up for all new adventures, which may be interesting, if the plot development gets better, anyways flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 03, 2017 Steffi rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves borrowed, neu 2015, challenge sub abbau 2017, read 2017, read in one day Der sechste Band der Flavia de Luce Reihe ist anders als die bisherigen B cher, denn erstmals steht kein Mordfall im Vordergrund der Geschichte.In Tote V gel singen nicht erfahren wir einiges ber die Familie de Luce und deren Geschichte, insbesondere die von Flavias Eltern.Mit dieser Geschichte erh lt der Leser viele interessante Informationen, aber man lernt auch eine emotionale Seite von Flavia kennen.Auch ihre Leidenschaft f r Chemie kommt hier wieder gut zur Geltung.Das Buch ist wie gesag Der sechste Band der Flavia de Luce Reihe ist anders als die bisherigen B cher, denn erstmals steht kein Mordfall im Vordergrund der Geschichte.In Tote V gel singen nicht erfahren wir einiges ber die Familie de Luce und deren Geschichte, insbesondere die von Flavias Eltern.Mit dieser Geschichte erh lt der Leser viele interessante Informationen, aber man lernt auch eine emotionale Seite von Flavia kennen.Auch ihre Leidenschaft f r Chemie kommt hier wieder gut zur Geltung.Das Buch ist wie gesagt anders, aber dennoch war es f r mich sehr interessant mehr ber die Familie zu erfahren und ich habe mich wieder mal gut unterhalten gef hlt flag 7 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity 2017 Reading Chal The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches 1 21 Jan 27, 2015 08 26PM If no one has read this book yetis comment was left almost a year 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        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name With an education in electronic engineering, Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario, and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute now Ryerson University in Toronto, before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name With an education in electronic engineering, Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario, and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute now Ryerson University in Toronto, before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he remained for 25 years before taking early retirement to write in 1994.He became the first President of the Saskatoon Writers, and a founding member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild His children s stories were published in The Canadian Children s Annual, and his short story, Meet Miss Mullen, was the first recipient of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children s Literature.For a number of years, he regularly taught Script Writing and Television Production courses at the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division at both beginner and advanced levels.His fiction has been published in literary journals and he has given many public readings in schools and galleries His short stories have been broadcast by CBC Radio.He was a founding member of The Casebook of Saskatoon, a society devoted to the study of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlockian writings Here, he met the late Dr William A.S Sarjeant, with whom he collaborated on their classic book, Ms Holmes of Baker Street This work put forth the startling theory that the Great Detective was a woman, and was greeted upon publication with what has been described as a firestorm of controversy.The release of Ms Holmes resulted in national media coverage, with the authors embarking upon an extensive series of interviews, radio and television appearances, and a public debate at Toronto s Harbourfront His lifestyle and humorous pieces have appeared in The Globe and Mail and The National Post.His book The Shoebox Bible McClelland and Stewart, 2006 has been compared with Tuesdays With Morrie and Mr God, This is Anna In July of 2007 he won the Debut Dagger Award of the British Crimewriter s Association for his novel The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, the first of a series featuring eleven year old Flavia de Luce, which has since won the 2009 Agatha Award for Best First Novel,the 2010 Dilys Award,the Spotted Owl Award, and the 2010 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie has also been nominated for the Macavity, the Barry, and the Arthur Awards.Alan Bradley lives in Malta with his wife Shirley and two calculating cats


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    1. The Marble Tombs that rise on high,Whose Dead in vaulted Arches lye,Whose Pillars swell with sculptur d Stones,Arms, Angels, Epitaphs and Bones,These all the poor Remains of States Adorn the Rich, or praise the Great Who while on Earth in Fame they live,Are senseless of the Fame they give Thomas Parnell, A Night Piece on Death 1721 Alan Bradley must spend a good deal of time combing the dusty poetic tombs of libraries to find the archaic titles for this book series Whenever a new Flavia b [...]


    2. Rating 3.5 starsIn which the mystery is solved surrounding the disappearance of Flavia s mother during World War II Also in which Alan Bradley prepares to take the series in an entirely new direction This is a wise move Life at Buckshaw is growing stale, and it s time for Flavia to take her chemistry skills out into the wide world After all, she is almost twelve years old, and beginning to show signs of growing up This works best as a just for fun sort of read I thought the mystery and i [...]


    3. I spend a year waiting for it and a day reading it From the first Flavia mystery five years ago, I have been hooked The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches did not disappoint There is so much I wish I could say about it, but won t for fear I will give something away I will say this, after reading the first lines I said to myself, I knew it But I didn t know it I didn t know the half of it.Just as Bradley has done in each of the Flavia books as they progress, he brings us deeper into the l [...]


    4. Flavia de Luce is a brilliant young girl whose knowledge of chemistry is on par with many Ph.Ds Flavia uses her abilities to investigate murders, and delights in solving crimes ahead of the police In this sixth book in the series Flavia once again uses her skills to track down a killer.The book could be read as a standalone but it s much better to start with book one and go on from there Twelve year old Flavia de Luce and her family are at the train station awaiting the return of a relati Flavia [...]


    5. As much as I love Flavia, there s just no plot in this one, just a lot of needlessly convoluted, attempted exposition of past events in the series.


    6. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.4.5 stars I adore this series The character of Flavia, the complexity and layers of the relationships, the setting, the players, the word craft, etc In book 5 for the first time Mr Bradley left us with a cliffhanger, and with book 6 we are treated to a roller coaster ride It s almost as if everything that was creating an undercurrent of tension is blown wide open It did feel like the last few book Thanks [...]


    7. Gasp I can t believe I am giving a Flavia book a rating of just three stars but alas I am I have loved this series so much and with much anticipation of book 6 wrapping things up, was a bit disappointed.The book starts out good and has quite the climax in the middle but then it fizzles out Things are vague and the past sleuthing that Flavia did, did not happen in this book Things just kind of fell into her lap so to speak It did leave me wondering if Alan Bradley was using book 6 to l Gasp I can [...]


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