The Golden Tresses of the Dead

A Flavia de Luce Novel

Author: Alan Bradley

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 288

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead “Delightful . . . The mysteries in Mr. Bradley’s books are engaging, but the real lure is Ms. de Luce, the irreverent youngster.”—The Wall Street Journal “A ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradley’s 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)

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

A Flavia de Luce Novel

Author: Alan Bradley

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 352

View: 662

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * 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. Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead "Delightful . . . The mysteries in Mr. Bradley's 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 Bradley's 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) "Flavia's 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 hasn't lost a sister, she's gained a case--and what a case. . . . Perhaps the most consistently hilarious adventure of the alarmingly precocious heroine."--Kirkus Reviews

The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Helen Vendler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 203

Analyzes all of Shakespeare's sonnets in terms of their poetic structure, semantics, and use of sounds and images

God in Shakspeare

Author: Charles Downing

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: God in literature

Page: 424

View: 690

Merchant of Venice

With Introd., and Notes [explanatory and Critical, for Use in Schools and Classes,]

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 524

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

For Use in Schools and Classes

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Jews

Page: 207

View: 449

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh.

Personal Beauty

How to Cultivate and Preserve it in Accordance with the Laws of Health

Author: Daniel Garrison Brinton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 346

View: 699

The authors approach the subject of women's appearance from the perspective of health and hygiene.