By Alan Bradley
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Flavia de Luce—“part Harriet the undercover agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A sequence of unlucky Events” (The manhattan instances publication Review)—takes her amazing sleuthing prowess to the by surprise unsavory global of Canadian boarding colleges within the alluring new secret from New York occasions bestselling writer Alan Bradley.
Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her challenge, whilst her father and Aunt Felicity send her off to overlook Bodycote’s lady Academy, the boarding tuition that her mom, Harriet, as soon as attended around the sea in Canada. The solar has now not but risen on Flavia’s first day in captivity while a present lands at her toes. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that present is a charred and mummified physique, which tumbles out of a bed room chimney. Now, whereas attending sessions, making neighbors (and enemies), and assessing the school’s stern headmistress and college (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is at the hunt for the victim’s id and time of loss of life, in addition to suspects, explanations, and skill. Rumors swirl that omit Bodycote’s is haunted, and that a number of women have disappeared and not using a hint. by way of fixing a number of mysteries, Flavia is as much as the task—but her actual future has but to be revealed.
Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
“Flavia de Luce [is] possibly modern crime fiction’s most unusual character—to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) slightly starts to explain her.”—Maclean’s
“Another deal with for readers of every age . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] continues the excessive criteria Bradley set from the start.”—Booklist
“Exceptional . . . [The] exciting setup basically will get higher, and Bradley makes leave out Bodycote’s a definitely Gothic environment for Flavia’s sleuthing. via all of it, her morbid narrative voice keeps to charm.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Even finally those years, Flavia de Luce remains to be the world’s maximum adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth.”—The Seattle Times
“Plot twists come speedier than Canadian snowstorm. . . . Bradley’s feel of remark is as prepared as gung-ho scientist Flavia’s. . . . the implications to date are seven gleaming Flavia de Luce mysteries.”—Library Journal
“A damn stable ‘girls’ personal event’ yarn with an in depth solid of characters and suspects . . . whilst all is printed, the hyperlinks, misunderstandings and secrecy have a pleasing click.”—Winnipeg unfastened Press
“A pleasant installment within the series!”—LibraryReads
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s cherished Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
“If ever there have been a sleuth who’s daring, outstanding, and, sure, lovely, it’s Flavia de Luce.”—USA Today
“This idiosyncratic younger heroine keeps to charm.”—The Wall road Journal
“Delightful . . . a mixture of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.”—The Boston Globe
From the Hardcover edition.