The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

by Alan Bradley

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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 Luce’s sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding,” muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve—not so simple an endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin, Undine, constantly underfoot. But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432859220
Publisher: Gale, A Cengage Company
Publication date: 02/27/2019
Series: A Flavia de Luce Novel Series
Edition description: Large Print
Sales rank: 649,882
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alan Bradley is the New York Times 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 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, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d, and The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, as well as the ebook short story “The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse.”

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TheCrabbyLibrarian More than 1 year ago
She's back! Yes, our favorite twelve year old sleuth, Flavia de Luce is back along with her father's valet, Dogger and her faithful bicycle, Gladys. Flavia and Dogger have decided to go professional and have founded a detective agency, Arthur Dogger & Associates. Their first case comes about when an embalmed finger is found in the wedding cake at her sister Ophelia's reception. It's a gorey, yet enthralling tale and if you love Flavia, you'll absolutely love this! #TheGoldenTressesOfTheDead #NetGalley