Flavia de Luce Mysteries
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  • 1
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie | Alan Bradley

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Phenomenal!

    To say that Jane Entwhistle read this audiobook and did it justice would be a grave understatement - this book absolutely leapt to life for me in her ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2010 by 'Nathan (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • 2
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery | Alan Bradley

    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    Flavia de Luce is a dangerously brilliant 11-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders. This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deaths—separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

    delightful!

    This is one of two (so far) Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley - both are delightful. I can't recommend them more highly. The main char..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2010 by L (New York NY, United States)
  • 3
    A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel | Alan Bradley

    A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable 11-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’s own backyard.

    An excellent addition to the series!

    I loved the first two books in this series, and enjoyed this one even more. There are mysteries beyond each individual book that seem to be revealing..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 28 2011 by Kelli (Meridian, ID, United States)
  • 4
    I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel | Alan Bradley

    I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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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 starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.

    The Character who brought me back to Cozy Mystery

    Jayne Entwhistle is the perfect voice for Flavia! These books brought me back to the genre after many years, and what an experience! A series that I..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 03 2011 by Frobertimus (West Texas, USA)
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    I Am Half-Sick of Shadows | Alan Bradley

    I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
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    With the family finances in a parlous state, Flavia's father has rented Buckshaw to a film company for a location shooting. When a heavy snowfall cuts the village off, the actors are talked into staging a benefit performance in the parish hall. But old jealousies surface, and the leading lady is murdered. Flavia, who has been enlisted to help out behind the scenes, finds herself up to her knees in snow - and murder!

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  • 5
    Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 5 | Alan Bradley

    Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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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 500th anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.

    the best Flavia yet!!

    a terrific listen. Flavia gets embroiled in another murder and gets to use her unstoppable curiosity to solve it. In this entry in the series we lea..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2013 by Donald (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
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    Speaking From Among the Bones | Alan Bradley

    Speaking From Among the Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
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    The villagers of Bishop’s Lacey are holding their collective breath as St Tancred’s tomb in the local church is about to be opened after five hundred years. Inveterate eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce is first at the scene, but the body she finds lying there is not that of a desiccated saint; it is Mr Collicutt, St Tancred's celebrated organist.

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  • 6
    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 6 | Alan Bradley

    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    On a spring morning in 1951, 11-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 crowd. Who 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.

    One of my favorite series: try it!

    Was there ever a better match between character and narrator than Flavia de Luce and Jayne Entwistle? These books are funny, touching, and sometimes n..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2014 by Margaret (Switzerland)
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    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches | Alan Bradley

    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
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    The absence of Flavia DeLuce’s mother, Harriet, has always cast a shadow, since her presumed death in a mountaineering accident in Tibet. Now, astonishingly, a specially commissioned train is bringing Harriet back to Buckshaw. But rather than putting the past finally to rest, Harriet's return is set to trigger a further series of bizarre and deadly events, as a most curious group of individuals converge on Buckshaw to pay their respects…

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  • 6.5
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  • 7
    As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7 | Alan Bradley

    As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    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 best-selling author Alan Bradley.

    A little disappointing

    Only if the friend had previously read the rest of the series. I don't think Flavia's character quirkiness is explained well enough.

    Reviewed on January 10 2015 by Tomgotsue ()
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    Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 8 | Alan Bradley

    Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty - and not empty enough.

    Jayne Entwistle Brings Flavia to Life

    These are excellent audio books with Jayne Entwistle giving voice to Flavia in the way Jim Dale gives voice to Harry Potter. I can't hear it any other..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2016 by GSDNH (NH)