Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

Flavia De Luce Mystery Series, Book 8

eBook - 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHailed as "a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes" by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a much anticipated new Christmas mystery from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley. In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core.Praise for Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd"Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series."—Library Journal (starred review) "There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that's what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped."—London Free Press"Flavia's first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability."—Shelf Awareness "Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story."—Library Reads "An eleven-year-old prodigy with an astonishing mind for chemistry and a particular interest in poisons."—The Strand Magazine (Five of the Best Historical Heroines) "Bradley's preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you."—Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Bantam, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1246 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780345539984

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SeattleSueLibrary
Oct 25, 2017

These convenient corpses are, in my opinion, McGuffins. I believe Alan Bradley is a genius. The real story is never about the murders Flavia solves in her own way.

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reeread
Sep 20, 2017

The mystery contained in this book may be solved by Flavia but I am finding the mysteries surrounding Flavia's family and Buckshaw are becoming more perplexing. I wonder where the series is heading?

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brangwinn
Aug 06, 2017

Flavia has returned from Canada, and of course finds herself immersed in another mystery….or rather, she continues the practice of sticking her nose in places it doesn’t belong. Personal loss make this a heartbreaking story, but even with the loss Flavia experiences you know she’s going to weather her trials and rise to the occasion. This book may be written for adults, but younger mystery readers will appreciate spunky, snoopy Flavia.

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LexiLou2
May 12, 2017

My love for Flavia never wavers, but I'm losing interest with Bradley's plots and the way several characters are unfolding. I was really disappointed with the ending of this chapter of Flavia's life, and do not think I will continue.

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kimh454
Apr 17, 2017

I loved this one. I love all of Bradley's works.

ontherideau Mar 27, 2017

Not my favorite- odd that Flavia is old beyond her years and yet was not allowed to see her father before he passed away. Character aliases were confusing and there were many subplots.

SFPL_danielay Jan 10, 2017

Reading Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series is like eating dessert. Once you finish it you wish you had taken more time enjoying it but you just couldn't help gulping it down.

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dubonnet
Dec 03, 2016

Not my favourite in this delightful series. I found it slow to start and seemed to be the "same old same old" with nothing really new. Just ok for me.
I found it a bit strange she didn't visit her father during his illness.

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gloryb
Nov 05, 2016

Flavia is back like she was in the first book. My interest in her has been restored. Absolutely remarkable how the author can use so many cliches and connections to other literary works so effortlessly. I wonder if he speaks like he writes.

PimaLib_MaryG Oct 30, 2016

Flavia continues to enthrall. Upon her return home from Canadian exile, her discovery of a body leads to ever more questions. Delightful!

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