As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

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Chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce uses her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve a crime in the unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools.

Random House Digital
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFlavia de Luce—"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)—takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavia's first day in captivity when a gift lands at her feet. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school's stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim's identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycote's is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task—but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust   "Flavia de Luce [is] perhaps contemporary crime fiction's most original character—to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) barely begins to describe her."—Maclean's   "Another treat for readers of all ages . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] maintains the high standards Bradley set from the start."—Booklist   "Exceptional . . . [The] intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote's a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia's sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)   "Even after all these years, Flavia de Luce is still the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth."—The Seattle Times   "Plot twists come faster than Canadian snowfall. . . . Bradley's sense of observation is as keen as gung-ho scientist Flavia's. . . . The results so far are seven sparkling Flavia de Luce mysteries."—Library Journal   "A rattling good 'girls' own adventure' yarn with an extensive cast of characters and suspects . . . When all is revealed, the links, misunderstandings and secrecy have a satisfying click."—Winnipeg Free Press   "A delightful installment in the series!"—LibraryReads   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 Winn 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   "This idiosyncratic young heroine continues to charm."—The Wall Street Journal   "Delightful . . . a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes."—The Boston Globe&l

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Flavia de Luce-"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)-takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavia's first day in captivity when a gift lands at her feet. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school's stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim's identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycote's is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task-but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.

Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
 
"Flavia de Luce [is] perhaps contemporary crime fiction's most original character-to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) barely begins to describe her."-Maclean's
 
"Another treat for readers of all ages . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] maintains the high standards Bradley set from the start."-Booklist
 
"Exceptional . . . [The] intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote's a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia's sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
"Even after all these years, Flavia de Luce is still the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth."-The Seattle Times
 
"Plot twists come faster than Canadian snowfall. . . . Bradley's sense of observation is as keen as gung-ho scientist Flavia's. . . . The results so far are seven sparkling Flavia de Luce mysteries."-Library Journal
 
"A rattling good 'girls' own adventure' yarn with an extensive cast of characters and suspects . . . When all is revealed, the links, misunderstandings and secrecy have a satisfying click."-Winnipeg Free Press
 
"A delightful installment in the series!"-LibraryReads
 
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 Winn 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
 
"This idiosyncratic young heroine continues to charm."-The Wall Street Journal
 
"Delightful . . . a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes."-The Boston Globe


From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780449807644
Branch Call Number: Audio Download
Characteristics: audio file
digital,stereo,Digital recording
1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Entwistle, Jayne

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AuntJane Mar 01, 2017

I was so happy to find this audio book (rather than a hardcover) to listen while I was travelling! The narrator is great! Having read the first 3 or so in this series, I didn't think it mattered if I skipped around b/c the next few weren't available, and Flavia is such a great character. I did wish I read the one just prior though (The Dead in their Vaulted Arches), because of the storyline and the reason for her being at Miss Bodycotes. Be sure to read that one first...still I loved it, and love Flavia!

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FVReader
Feb 01, 2017

Another fun audio for the commute. I must say that I missed Buckshaw and the people of Bishop's Lacey but this was a fun story, none the less.
The story itself was interesting. I've got a few questions of "Why?" but am sure they will be cleared up.
I'm not sure if I like the storyline of the Nides; perhaps a bit too secretive for a little girl.
But, as always, a fun story and I enjoyed my time with Flavia.

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JaneMM
Jun 22, 2015

Another wonderful story from Alan Bradley. Purely delightful.
Jane Entwhistle is perfect for narrating Flavia. Her English voice sounds exactly as one would imagine Flavia to sound.
Keep writing Alan Bradley - cannot wait for the next one.
Always sad to finish a Flavia De Luce story.

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tlell
Apr 01, 2015

I adore Flavia de Luce. I want to BE Flavia. The writing is so marvelous, that I would go back and listen, just to get a good belly laugh. And bless Jayne EntwistleI She has become my favorite narrator.
Long live Flavia!

samdog123 Mar 16, 2015

Always a joy to read books in this series. I particularly enjoy the narration of Jane Entwhistle, who is probably the best audio reader I've ever heard. She recently won an award for this. Here we see new development as Flavia is on her own at Miss Bodycote's school in Toronto. Some interesting characters and much more character development for Flavia, but I really missed Bishop's Lacey and Buckshore--so does our Flavia. Still, all in all, a delightful read.

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