Les commandes sur le site internet sont suspendues jusqu'au : 19/08/2022
@00000327@@00000373@NEW YORK TIMES @00000155@BESTSELLER @00000041@bull; @00000041@ldquo;The world@00000065@s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth@00000041@rdquo; (@00000373@The Seattle Times@00000155@), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning author Alan Bradley.@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia@00000065@s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia@00000065@s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder--although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@Praise for @00000373@The Grave@00000065@s a Fine and Private Place@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000041@ldquo;Flavia [is] irrepressible, precocious and indefatigable. . . . A whole new chapter of Flavia@00000065@s life opens as she approaches adolescence. Will she become the Madame Curie of crime?@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Bookreporter@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000041@ldquo;Outstanding . . . As usual, Bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot@00000065@s inherent darkness with clever humor.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Publishers Weekly@00000155@ (starred review)@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;There@00000065@s only one Flavia. . . . Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia@00000065@s unorthodox family life.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Library Journal@00000155@ (starred review)@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Bradley@00000065@s unquenchable heroine brings @00000050@the most complicated case I had ever come across@00000065@ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Kirkus Reviews@00000155@@00000133@
Young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again uses her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve a crime, but this time she leaves behind the English countryside and enters the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools. (mystery & detective). Simultaneous.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, the worlds greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth ( The Seattle Times ). Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishops Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luces 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 Ophelias wedding cake: a human finger. Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead Delightful . . . The mysteries in Mr. Bradleys books are engaging, but the real lure is Ms. de Luce, the irreverent youngster. -- The Wall Street Journal A winning tenth mystery. -- People A ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradleys excellent tenth Flavia de Luce novel. . . . Bradley, who has few peers at combining fair-play clueing with humor and has fun mocking genre conventions, shows no sign of running out of ideas. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Flavias over-the-top use of alliteration . . . and proudly precocious, sesquipedalian vocabulary . . . along with the thoroughly endearing cast of characters, make this series tenth installment a laugh-out-loud winner. -- Booklist (starred review) Flavia de Luce hasnt lost a sister, shes gained a case--and what a case. . . . Perhaps the most consistently hilarious adventure of the alarmingly precocious heroine. -- Kirkus Reviews
If ever there was a sleuth whos bold, brilliant, and yes, adorable, its Flavia de Luce.-- USA Today Its Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce--an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry--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. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishops Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evenings shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight. Acclaim for Alan Bradleys beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award Delightful.-- The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Utterly beguiling.-- People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangmans Bag Irresistibly appealing.-- The New York Times Book Review , on A Red Herring Without Mustard