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Speaking from Among the Bones (FLAVIA DE LUCE Book 5) by [Bradley, Alan]
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Acclaim for Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce novels

"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate."--"USA Today"

"Delightful.""--The Boston Globe, "on" The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

"Utterly beguiling."--"People" (four stars), on "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag"

"Irresistibly appealing.""--The New York Times Book Review, "on" A Red Herring Without Mustard"

Acclaim for "Speaking from Among the Bones"

"[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child."--"The""San Diego Union-Tribune"

"The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for."--Bookreporter

"Delightful and entertaining."--"San Jose Mercury News"

Acclaim for Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce novels

"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate."--"USA Today"

"Delightful.""--The Boston Globe, "on" The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

"Utterly beguiling."--"People" (four stars), on "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag"

"Irresistibly appealing.""--The New York Times Book Review, "on" A Red Herring Without Mustard"


"From the Paperback edition."

Acclaim for "Speaking from Among the Bones"
"[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child."--"The""San Diego Union-Tribune"
"The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for."--Bookreporter
"Delightful and entertaining."--"San Jose Mercury News"
Acclaim for Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce novels
"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate."--"USA Today"
"Delightful.""--The Boston Globe, "on" The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"
"Utterly beguiling."--"People" (four stars), on "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag"
"Irresistibly appealing.""--The New York Times Book Review, "on" A Red Herring Without Mustard"

"From the Paperback edition."

Acclaim for "Speaking from Among the Bones"
[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child. "The" "San Diego Union-Tribune"
The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for. Bookreporter
Delightful and entertaining. "San Jose Mercury News"
Acclaim for Alan Bradley s Flavia de Luce novels
Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate. "USA Today"
Delightful. " The Boston Globe, "on" The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"
Utterly beguiling. "People" (four stars), on "The Weed That Strings the Hangman s Bag"
Irresistibly appealing. " The New York Times Book Review, "on" A Red Herring Without Mustard"

"From the Paperback edition.""

Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones
[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child. The San Diego Union-Tribune
The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for. Bookreporter

Delightful and entertaining. San Jose Mercury News
Acclaim for Alan Bradley s Flavia de Luce novels

Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate. USA Today
Delightful. The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Utterly beguiling. People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman s Bag
Irresistibly appealing. The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard

From the Paperback edition."

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An ancient tomb, a pool of fresh blood - the latest baffling case for young detective Flavia de Luce.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1038 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (7 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B86ZUAK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,819 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
In the continuing saga of Flavia DeLuce and clan, all is not well at Buckshaw - ancestral home of the DeLuce family. Money woes still haunt the premises, due in some part to the stubbornness of the family patriarch. In the town of Bishop's Lacey things are equally unsettling. Another body has been discovered; this one secreted in the tomb of Saint Tancred, whose moldering bones were about to be disinterred from their resting place at the local church . Once again, our "almost twelve year old" sleuth Flavia DeLuce is Johnny on the spot.

With SPEAKING FROM AMONG THE BONES, Alan Bradley gives his readers another delightful piece of writing as he relates a story that possesses almost as much drama and ingenuity as our unlikely heroine, Flavia DeLuce. While Flavia continues to deal with her older sisters, a preoccupied father and her yearning for her absent mother by giving free rein to her active imagination and her superior powers of deduction (not to mention a penchant for snooping and eavesdropping),she is also experiencing some unfamiliar feelings. Could it be puberty? Is our impish and impetuous Flavia growing into a young woman?

The observations and heretofore un-experienced emotions of this pre-teen narrator are extremely well captured as are the character of the supporting cast Flavia is called upon to deal with in the course of her investigation. Ranging from the residents of the darkly gothic Bogmore Hall, to the dramatic antics of Mrs.Tanty and the cloak and dagger antics of flora-archaeologist and part time P.I. Adam Sowerby, each adds their essence to Flavia's latest experiment in crime solving.
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First Sentence: Blood dripped from the neck of the severed head and fell in a drizzle of red raindrops, clotting into a ruby pool upon the black and white tiles.

Pre-teen Flavia de Luce is excited about the opening of the 500-year-old tomb of Saint Tancred and is determined to witness the event. However, the first body uncovered, is that of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist--dead, wearing a gas mask. With her skill at chemistry, detection and a little help, Flavia has yet another murder to solve.

From the beginning, it is clear that Flavia is a delightful, unusual protagonist. She is 14 and wonderfully irreverent. When discussing how to get a bat out of one of the church organ's pipes, her suggestion is for her sister to "...play Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor? Full throttle. That out to fix the little sod." One cannot help but love her. She is an outsider in her own family. She is brilliant, yet has her insecurities. Her sisters have told her she's adopted so she collects samples of everyone's blood to test for matching. Her best friends are Gladys, her bicycle which she anthropomorphizes; and Dogger, the shell-shocked soldier who was with her father during WWII and now works for the family. There is such a wonderful bond between Dogger and Flavia. She is daring, but not fearless.

It cannot be overlooked that an older man has created such a vibrant, and realistic, young character. In an interview, he talks about how children of that age are undervalued and too much overlooked yet it's a wonderful age as they are just on the cusp of adulthood. The story is told in first person and Bradley has such a wonderful voice..."Whenever I'm a little blue I think about cyanide, whose color so perfectly reflects my mood.
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Blending wit, imagination and mystery Alan Bradley created an enchanting protagonist in the person of pre-teen Flavia de Luce. She's a chemistry master, an intrepid amateur sleuth fascinated by poison and death. Fearless, intelligent and often the bane of her father and two sisters she'll go anywhere she smells a crime on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, a two-wheeler that "squeaked with delight as we rattled through the rain."

Bradley captured a passel of fans with Flavia's debut The Sweetness At The Bottom of the Pie, garnered more with The Weed That Strings The Hangman's Bag and A Red Herring Without Mustard. I, among hosts of others, eagerly awaited Flavia's next adventure. With her latest, Speaking From Among the Bones, her father explains her gift or idiosyncracy (whichever
you prefer) by saying, "As was your mother, you have been given the fatal gift of genius. Because of it, your life will not be an easy one - nor must you expect it to be. You must remember always that great gifts come at great cost. Are there any questions?"

Life certainly wasn't easy for Flavia in her fifth adventure as she finds herself discovering a dead body and tumbling into graves during her unsolicited investigation. The year is 1951 and it is the 500th anniversary of St. Tancred's death. The church in Flavia's village is named after him, and to commemorate the anniversary occasion his tomb will be opened. Nothing could excite Flavia more. She cannot contain herself or her curiosity so while she does some solo exploration she discovers the church organist - murdered.

With each late night foray on Gladys we're reminded of Flavia's dismissal from the Girl Guides for excessive high spirits or some such.
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