In the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling series, featuring Flavia de Luce, Alan Bradley pens his most chilling mystery yet, and introduces a new character into the mix whose actions will have lasting consequences on Bishop's Lacey, the de Luce family, and especially Flavia herself.
When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at the village church in Bishop's Lacey, its shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce. Greed, pride, and murder result in old secrets coming to light--along with a forgotten flower that hasn't been seen for half a thousand years.
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The Five Flavias
I have read all five Flavia tales in the ten days since they first came to my attention, even though eReading is hard on an octogenarian's eyesight. Please, Mr. Bradley, learn to write with both hands and faster. I can't wait to read more of this delightful character's antics, told with such wit, grace and erudition. I shall never forgive you if I die before reading at least one more. Hurry up!
The best of the series
Loved this book. Flavia is really coming into her own and I love her more with each book. Curse Mr. Bradley for this ending though. He had better be writing the next one in double time.