Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

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It's Christmastime, and Flavia 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. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle 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.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780385678414
Characteristics: 307 pages ;,22 cm

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ssdeaver
May 10, 2019

My daughter and I began the Flavia De Luce series by Alan Bradley about a decade ago. Flavia appeals to teens and adults, as a very intelligent detective under most unusual circumstances. I'm delighted to be catching up, by reading the most recent three books now, continuing to learn more about Flavia as her story continues.

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ellenmargaret1953
Feb 13, 2019

Flavia is now 12 years old and home again from school. It doesn't take long for her to stumble onto a body and an old mystery. Here you see Flavia's loneliness and her isolation. She created friendships in her community but remains a loner at home. Enjoy the powers of deduction and antics as she interviews suspects and searches for clues.

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red_zinger
Nov 21, 2018

Book 8

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Citizenofthecosmos
Oct 03, 2018

This book, selected for it's title when I was browsing through the large print section, turned out to be a very lucky find. I've already put holds on the first 3 books of the series. It's delightful, entertaining reading. The protagonist is the narrator. She is a very precocious 12 year old girl and to say that I found myself laughing on nearly every page is not an exaggeration. She matches wits with the local homicide inspector, who treats her with courtesy, even though officially he has to keep her out of the loop.
Alan Bradley is that rare gem of an author who, like Alexander McCall Smith, can create a likable female character of complexity, depth and believability.

Why is it taking so long to get this book. It shows 6 copies available. When can I expect it?

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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.

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