I Am Half-sick of Shadows
A Flavia De Luce MysteryLarge Print - 2011
After the whole village of Bishop's Lacey descends on Flavia de Luce's family's estate during a raging blizzard to watch the filming of a movie, a person ends up dead, strangled by a length of film, and the 11-year-old budding chemist must find the killer. Simultaneous. (mystery & detective).
After the whole village of Bishop's Lacey descends on Flavia de Luce's family's estate during a raging blizzard to watch the filming of a movie, a person ends up dead, strangled by a length of film, and the eleven-year-old budding chemist must find the killer.
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PimaLib_ChristineR Mar 02, 2018
If you love the world and characters of Flavia de Luce, you'll still probably enjoy this entry in the series, but it is likely the weakest to date.
As usual, Bradley does a good job of showing the childlike side of Flavia, as she schemes away in her laboratory, concocting a method to snare St.... Read More »
PimaLib_RavenousReaders Sep 17, 2015
Recommended by Sam at Himmel Park Library, who also enjoyed Weed that Strings and The Hangman's Bag by the same author.
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Forth book in the Flavia de Luce series. This one takes place in Buckshaw, the estate home where eleven year old Flavia lives with her irritating sisters and father. Due to suffering finances, Flavia’s father opens his estate to a film crew to film a movie on the premises. Being just a few days before Christmas, the vicar of the village Bishop’s Lacey has asked the famous star, Phyllis Wyvern to act out the famous Romeo and Juilet season at Buckshaw. Due to a terrible snow storm, those who came to watch the play had to spend the night. At some point, while everyone was asleep, Phyllis was murdered! Follow Flavia as she uncovers the truth behind this murder while keeping the police inspector on his toes.
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"Tendrils of raw fog floated up from the ice like agonized spirits departing their bodies."
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