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The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

A Flavia de Luce Novel

Flavia de Luce: Book #9

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning author Alan Bradley.

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’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder—although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

Praise for The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

“Flavia [is] irrepressible, precocious and indefatigable. . . . A whole new chapter of Flavia’s life opens as she approaches adolescence. Will she become the Madame Curie of crime?”Bookreporter

“Outstanding . . . As usual, Bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot’s inherent darkness with clever humor.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“There’s only one Flavia. . . . Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia’s unorthodox family life.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Bradley’s unquenchable heroine brings ‘the most complicated case I had ever come across’ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.”Kirkus Reviews


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Flavia de Luce Series


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
Alan Bradley
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard
A Red Herring Without Mustard
Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard
A Red Herring Without Mustard
Alan Bradley
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley
Speaking from Among the Bones
Speaking from Among the Bones
Alan Bradley
Speaking From Among the Bones
Speaking From Among the Bones
Alan Bradley
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches
Alan Bradley
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
Alan Bradley
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Alan Bradley
As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
Alan Bradley
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Alan Bradley
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: Flavia de Luce, Book 8
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: Flavia de Luce, Book 8
Alan Bradley
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: Flavia de Luce, Book 9
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: Flavia de Luce, Book 9
Alan Bradley
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
Alan Bradley
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
Alan Bradley
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
Alan Bradley

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