The Golden Tresses of the Dead

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

Author: Alan Bradley

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780345540041

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Alan Bradley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-22 - Publisher: Bantam

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
The Caxton Edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Shakespeare
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1910 - Publisher:

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Fiction
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The Tension of the Lyre
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Hallett Darius Smith, Hallett C. Smith
Categories: Sonnets, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher: Huntington Library Press

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Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Bible
Language: en
Pages: 495
Authors: Ira B. Zinman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: World Wisdom Books

The extent to which Shakespeare derived the inspiration for his plays and Sonnets from the Bible has sparked debate for centuries. Although much research has been done on Shakespeare's plays, a comprehensive analysis of his Sonnets has been absent, until now. This book gives a detailed examination of Shakespeare's Sonnets,