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Publisher's Summary

It is June 1950 and a sleepy English village is about to be awakened by the discovery of a dead body in Colonel de Luce's cucumber patch.
The police are baffled, and when a dead snipe is deposited on the Colonel's doorstep with a rare stamp impaled on its beak, they are baffled even more.
Only the Colonel's daughter, the precocious Flavia - when she's not plotting elaborate revenges against her nasty older sisters in her basement chemical laboratory, that is - has the ingenuity to follow the clues that reveal the victim's identity, and a conspiracy that reached back into the de Luce family's murky past.Flavia and her family are brilliant creations, a darkly playful and wonderfully atmospheric flavour to a plot of delightful ingenuity.
©2009 Alad Bradley (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group
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By N. Campbell on 01-17-15

Love it

The first chapter in this book is an absolute corker!
Who can possibly resist Flavia de Luce?
I am a big fan of the paperbacks as well.
Fantastic narrator!

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By Ian on 07-10-11

A little predictable but

Worth a listen, and I'm going to give the next in the series a go too, but although the overall plot was ingenious, too much was telegraphed. As far as classic whodunnits are concerned, the absence of red herrinngs etc was disappointing. I can think of others who would have written things up better. I enjoyed the narration though.

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By Darrell on 12-17-14

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

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5 Star Narrator! 5 Star Story! I loved it. My children loved it. I hope this will be made into a film!

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