Speaking from Among the Bones : Flavia de Luce Mysteries

  • by Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
  • Series: Flavia de Luce Mysteries
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as "one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature".
Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the 500th anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.
Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case.

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What the Critics Say

"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate." (USA Today)
"Utterly beguiling." (People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag)
"Outstanding...[a] marvelous blend of whimsy and mystery." (Publishers Weekly on A Red Herring Without Mustard)

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Customer Reviews

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the best Flavia yet!!

What did you love best about Speaking from Among the Bones?

a terrific listen. Flavia gets embroiled in another murder and gets to use her unstoppable curiosity to solve it. In this entry in the series we learn more about her mother, about her family and of course about Flavia herself.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaking from Among the Bones?

love the chemistry lessons too.


Have you listened to any of Jayne Entwistle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jayne Entwistle's performance is just as good as the novel and she continues to delight.


Any additional comments?

can't wait for the next one!

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- Donald

The best yet

Flavia enchants. Her precocious wit and wisdom continue to fascinate me. Her exceptional knowledge of practical chemistry surprises as always. Her quirky English village family delivers characters with depth. I am looking forward to the next addition to the series. I continue to encourage readers of every age to enjoy these books. Start at the beginning so you don't miss anything and you like me will be anxious for the next entry. I hop it is t=not the end.

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- barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio