The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches : A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 6

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The presumed death of Harriet de Luce in a mysterious mountaineering accident in Tibet while Flavia was only a baby cast a sombre shadow over the family, leaving Colonel de Luce a broken man and Flavia herself with no memories of her mother.

But now, astonishingly, a specially commissioned train is bringing Harriet back to Buckshaw. But rather than putting the past finally to rest, Harriet's return is set to trigger a further series of bizarre and deadly events, as a most curious group of individuals converge on Buckshaw to pay their respects.

For Flavia, a gruesome new crime to solve is only one of the mysteries confronting her, as she begins to unravel the shocking revelations of Harriet's past and in doing so discovers an extraordinary tale of espionage and betrayal that also seems to be the key to her own destiny.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145 x 221 x 30mm | 470g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409114260
  • 9781409114260
  • 455,341

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Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite * Mail on Sunday * Certain to become a national treasure * Daily Mail * Delightfully entertaining * Guardian * Flavia is enchanting * New York Times * A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing * Independent * Flavia is mercilessly addictive * Daily Telegraph * A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises * Essentials * At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference * Choice * It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild * Crime Squad * Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous * Deadly Pleasures * Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun! * Good Book Guide * FLAVIA, THE PRE-TEEN QUEEN OF SLEUTHS
Over the series Flavia has developed into a character of exceptional wit and charm. But she now seems certain to become a national treasure. Film director Sam Mendes' production company has optioned her stories for TV. She deserves it. She is as addictive as chocolate and as English as Vaughan William's s The Lark Ascending * DAILY MAIL * There are blackly comic episodes and moments of great poignancy, but it's Flavia's breezy style, encyclopedic knowledge, and touching independence of spirit which propel the books and make them such a tonic to read * Cornflower Books * Alan Bradley, who created 12 yer old detective Flavia de Luce, is about to become a national treasure. Bradley has managed to create one of the most beguiling detectives of recent years ... Film director Sam Mendes has optioned the rights ... Good old fashioned murder and armed robbery * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
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About Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is the author of the bestselling Flavia de Luce novels, which have won numerous awards and been translated into thirty languages.
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27,862 ratings
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4 44% (12,257)
3 15% (4,222)
2 2% (603)
1 1% (147)
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