By Alan Bradley
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers together with her relations on the railway station, looking ahead to the go back of her long-lost mom, Harriet. but upon the train’s arrival within the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached by way of a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he's useless, mysteriously driven below the educate by way of an individual within the crowd. Who was once this guy, what did his phrases suggest, and why have been they meant for Flavia? again domestic at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ crumbling property, Flavia places her sleuthing talents to the attempt. Following a path of clues sparked by means of the invention of a reel of movie stashed away within the attic, she unravels the inner most secrets and techniques of the de Luce extended family, concerning none except Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by means of family members, pals, and a well-known pathologist from the house Office—and making striking use of Harriet’s cherished Gipsy Moth airplane, Blithe Spirit—Flavia will do something, even take to the skies, to land a killer.
Praise for The lifeless of their Vaulted Arches
“Part Harriet the undercover agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A sequence of unlucky occasions, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist.”—The manhattan instances publication Review
“[Alan] Bradley’s award successful Flavia de Luce sequence . . . has enchanted readers with the outrageous sleuthing profession of its precocious best woman. . . . This newest experience includes the entire successful components of the former books.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Bradley’s newest Flavia de Luce novel reaches a brand new point of perfection because it exhibits the emotional turmoil and development of a lady who has continuously been older than her years and but remains to be a toddler. The secret is complicated and intensely own this time, achieving into the earlier Flavia by no means knew approximately. . . . those are miraculous, magical books to not be missed.”—RT e-book Reviews (Top Pick)
“Excellent . . . Flavia keeps her droll wit. . . . the answer to a homicide is usually neat, and the realization units up destiny books nicely.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“It’s difficult to withstand both the genre’s pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations approximately her family.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Flavia . . . is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her mixture of infantile vulnerability and possible boundless self-confidence haven’t replaced a bit.”—Booklist
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s cherished Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
“If ever there have been a sleuth who’s daring, marvelous, and, definite, cute, it’s Flavia de Luce.”—USA Today
“Irresistibly appealing.”—The long island occasions publication Review, on A crimson Herring with no Mustard
“Original, fascinating, devilishly creative.”—Bookreporter, on i'm Half-Sick of Shadows
“Delightful and entertaining.”—San Jose Mercury News, on talking from one of the Bones
From the Hardcover edition.