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With the family finances in a parlous state, Flavia's father has rented Buckshaw to a film company for a location shooting.
When a heavy snowfall cuts the village off, the actors are talked into staging a benefit performance in the parish hall. But old jealousies surface, and the leading lady is murdered.
Flavia, who has been enlisted to help out behind the scenes, finds herself up to her knees in snow - and murder!
©2011 Alan Bradley (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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"The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favorite" (Mail On Sunday)
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By MR MARK T LISTER on 10-22-17


Once again another fantastic book in the series.
Its a shame that only 6 of the 8 books are available on Audible as it leaves a big gap that needs completing.
Don't let that put you off though, every thing about Flavia should be devoured and cherished - she is brilliant and her story makes you laugh on moment and brings a tear to your eye the next. 10/10

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By Bard Groupie on 10-18-16

Murder in a creaking ,snow bound stately home

If you could sum up I Am Half-Sick of Shadows in three words, what would they be?

Flavia unique sleuth

What did you like best about this story?

Flavia is a unique sleuth. She has a mind like a steel trap and the instincts of a bloodhound, she's 11. She has certain misconceptions, the pitfalls of being a child being lied to by adults in the way people lie to protect children ( and a couple of older sisters who lie just for the hell of it ).This leads to humour but Flavia's precocious intelligence,analytical mind and steely determination lead her on the trail of a murderer. Surrounded by a cast of characters varying from her unique, disjunctive aristocratic family and faithful retainers to a motley selection of villagers,actors,film crew and policemen Flavia tracks down the guilty. Funny and original.

What does Sophie Aldred bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A brilliant portrayal of a unique character. She IS Flavia

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Any additional comments?

Please keep them coming Mr Bradley. Please keep Sophie Aldred doing the narration.

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By TwinkieFlash on 04-19-14

A Jolly Good Read

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Oh, the joy of discovering a wonderful new author, and the double joy of finding there is a whole series! Flavia is a delightful mixture of intelligence and naïveté, spinning around the country on her bicycle Gladys. Eccentric characters abound, with enough depth to prevent them from being caricatures, while the 1950's details are charming. It is an escape to another world. Sophie Aldred reads beautifully, capturing Flavia's intelligence and enthusiasm, without letting her turn into a precocious brat.

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