I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mysteries) (Prebound)

By Alan Bradley

Turtleback Books, 9780606362153, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/2011)
Paperback (11/1/2011)
Compact Disc (11/1/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (11/2/2011)

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December 2011 Indie Next List

“The latest adventure featuring 11-year old chemist/sleuth Flavia de Luce is a Christmas gift in itself. Flavia's home is brimming with people as there is a film crew renting the manor to make a new movie and a Christmas Eve blizzard has stranded half of the citizens of Bishop's Lacey there as well. When a murder takes place, Flavia has to divide her time between 'helping' the police solve the crime and finishing the trap she is making to catch Father Christmas. The result is delightful!”
— Linda Walonen, Bay Books, San Ramon, CA
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"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate."--"USA Today"
ALAN BRADLEY, AUTHOR OF THE MOST AWARD-WINNING SERIES DEBUT OF ANY YEAR, RETURNS WITH ANOTHER IRRESISTIBLE FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL.
" Alan] Bradley has created one of the most original, charming, devilishly creative and hilarious detectives of any age or any time."--Bookreporter
It's Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce--an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry--is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop's Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening's shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.
" Flavia is] the most intrepid and charming adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post-World War II England."--"The Seattle Times"
"Quirky and delightful . . . Flavia is a classic literary character who manages to appeal to both young and old readers equally."--Wichita Falls "Times Record News"
"Bradley's plot twists and turns delightfully.""--Fort Worth Star-Telegram"
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY" THE SEATTLE TIMES.


About the Author

Alan Bradley is the internationally bestselling author of many short stories, children's stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir "The Shoebox Bible." His first Flavia de Luce novel, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, "received the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His second and third Flavia de Luce novels are "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag "and the "New York Times" bestselling" A Red Herring Without Mustard." Bradley lives in Malta with his wife and two calculating cats.