Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

Flavia is twelve and dauntless.  She's been thrown out of school because she's not a good fit, her family doesn't like her, and she likes finding dead bodies.  I love reading her stories.  In this one, she runs an errand for the vicar's wife.  When she reaches the house, there's no answer at the door.  She goes in to find the man the message is for.  What she finds is a dead body suspended on the back of the bedroom door.  What she has opened is a can of worms...

Delacorte Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 20th.

They have no idea what he's doing hanging like an upside crucifixion with his arms and legs stretched out in an X.  They don't even know who visited him last.  But Flavia makes it her business to find out.  After all, when she returned to England from her school, she found out her father was in the hospital.  They won't let her visit him.  So she might as well keep busy.

What she finds is from the past but it ties to the present day.  Now if she can just put it all together.  What she didn't expect was that someone was in the present day that she knows is insane.

This is a good mystery with lots of ticks and ties.  The ending is a bit sad all around but it's just setting the scene for the next book.  Flavia is relentless in her search for the truth and I admire the fact that she will ride Gladys (her bike) through inclement weather to get where she needs to be.  How can you not admire a tough girl?  I can't wait until her next adventure.

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