The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

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By (author) Alan Bradley

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 117mm x 177mm x 21mm | 170g
  • Publication date: 11 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409129993
  • ISBN 13: 9781409129998
  • Sales rank: 38,715

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Was their killer still at large? Could their killer be here at Buckshaw...? Two deaths, ten years apart, give Flavia de Luce the distraction she needs at a time when her family are more remote and dysfunctional than usual. Especially when a bizarre series of deadly events is casting a long shadow over everyone at Buckshaw. For Flavia, a gruesome crime to solve is only one of the mysteries confronting her, as she begins to unravel the shocking revelations surrounding the mysterious disappearance of her mother. And as she starts putting the clues together, she discovers an extraordinary tale of espionage and betrayal that may also be the key to her own destiny.

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Alan Bradley was born into a family of storytellers, who never stopped talking about the old days 'back home' in England - for which he is eternally grateful. He lives with his wife, Shirley, on the Isle of Man.

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Praise for "The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches"" ""Part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events, "Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist."--"The New York Times Book Review" "[Alan] Bradley's award winning Flavia de Luce series . . . has enchanted readers with the outrageous sleuthing career of its precocious leading lady. . . . This latest adventure contains all the winning elements of the previous books."--"Library Journal "(starred review) "Bradley's latest Flavia de Luce novel reaches a new level of perfection as it shows the emotional turmoil and growth of a girl who has always been older than her years and yet is still a child. The mystery is complex and very personal this time, reaching into the past Flavia never knew about. . . . These are astounding, magical books not to be missed."--"RT Book Reviews "(Top Pick) "Excellent . . . Flavia retains her droll wit. . . . The solution to a murder is typically neat, and the conclusion sets up future books nicely."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "It's hard to resist either the genre's pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family."--"Kirkus Reviews"" ""Flavia . . . is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her combination of childish vulnerability and seemingly boundless self-confidence haven't changed a bit."--"Booklist" Acclaim for Alan Bradley's 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 "If ever there were a sleuth who's bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, it's Flavia de Luce."--"USA Today" "Irresistibly appealing.""--The New York Times Book Review"," "on" A Red Herring Without Mustard" "Original, charming, devilishly creative."--Bookreporter, ""on" I Am Half-Sick of Shadows" "Delightful and entertaining