Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

A Flavia De Luce Novel

Book - 2016
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"Hailed as "a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes" by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in the much anticipated new mystery novel 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. Acclaim for Alan Bradley's beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, and Arthur Ellis Award "If ever there were a sleuth who's bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, it's Flavia de Luce."--USA Today "[Flavia] is as addictive as dark chocolate."--Daily Mail "Flavia de Luce is still the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth."--The Seattle Times"-- Provided by publisher.
"From a bucolic English town in the countryside with a quirky cast and a surprisingly lethal underbelly, the beloved amateur detective Flavia de Luce returns in a dazzling mystery from bestselling author Alan Bradley"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780345539960
0345539966
Characteristics: 331 pages ; 20 cm

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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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