The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story

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by Alan Bradley
     
 
Fans of Flavia de Luce rejoice—here’s a special eBook original short story, in which the eleven-year-old connoisseur of chemistry is immersed in her element: solving a mystery!
 
Murder! the letter says, Come at once. Anson House, Greyminster, Staircase No. 3. How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea? After all,

Overview

Fans of Flavia de Luce rejoice—here’s a special eBook original short story, in which the eleven-year-old connoisseur of chemistry is immersed in her element: solving a mystery!
 
Murder! the letter says, Come at once. Anson House, Greyminster, Staircase No. 3. How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea? After all, examining a dead body sounds like a perfectly splendid way to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her trusted bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss happily along the rainy road, and arrives at her father’s mist-shrouded old school. There, a terrified boy leads her to the loo where, sitting in a bathtub, is what appears to be a statue. But, no: To Flavia’s surprise, the thing is in fact a naked dead man. Save his face, he seems to have been carved out of copper. Never one to shy away from the macabre, Flavia gets to work—only to find that when an investigation begins with a metallic cadaver, ever more curious twists are to be expected.
 
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
 
“If ever there were a sleuth who’s bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, it’s Flavia de Luce.”USA Today
 
“Part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“This idiosyncratic young heroine continues to charm.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“Delightful . . . a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.”The Boston Globe
 
“Think preteen Nancy Drew, only savvier.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“The most intrepid and charming adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post–World War II England.”The Seattle Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101884911
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/09/2014
Series:
Flavia de Luce Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
11,734
File size:
669 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Bradley is the internationally bestselling author of many short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His other Flavia de Luce novels are The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without MustardI Am Half-Sick of ShadowsSpeaking from Among the Bones, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, and As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

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The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
HLAnderson More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Flavia and her adventures! I have been waiting--not so patiently--for The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches to come out in paperback and was thrilled to find this ebook/short story available right now! It's like a quick fix until the next book is released. This is a short story, so don't buy it expecting it to be super long. Flavia receives a note claiming a murder has occurred and her help is requested to find the murderer! It's the first time Flavia has been asked to help solve a murder. She is thrilled. I dare not say more, because it is a short story and I wouldn't want to spoil the ending. It's only .99 cents, I recommend snatching it up. If you are unfamiliar with Flavia and the other books in this series, would also HIGHLY recommend reading all the books in the series. So far, none of them have disappointed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like most appetizers, it was tasty and left you anticipating more. I think it would be better suited for those of us who are already familiar with Flavia and her unique personality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read all the books, this story is a great addition to my Flavia library. She is as vibrant as ever in this story as she masters another puzzling mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twas brillig and the slythy toves
Seraphim784 More than 1 year ago
Had all the flavor of a full book but in a short story format. I really like the story line. If you enjoy Flavia's spunk you'll enjoy this one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a short story, only about 20 pages long, but it is Flavia at her best and well worth the cost.
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kilthosemk More than 1 year ago
A fast shot on the genius of Flavia as a detective. Fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical Flavia solving crime with chemistry. Short story. Not much in the line of side story.
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Gasser More than 1 year ago
It was like a magazine article, not a book.  Very disappointing. IF will definitely look to see how many pages next time before I buy another Flavia de Luce book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointed - only 20 pages