Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

A Flavia De Luce Novel

eBook - 2016
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"Hailed as "a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes" by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in the much anticipated new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley. In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce 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. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty--and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, 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. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core. 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 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 "[Flavia] is as addictive as dark chocolate."--Daily Mail "Flavia de Luce is still the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth."--The Seattle Times"-- Provided by publisher.
"From a bucolic English town in the countryside with a quirky cast and a surprisingly lethal underbelly, the beloved amateur detective Flavia de Luce returns in a dazzling mystery from bestselling author Alan Bradley"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780345539984
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Apr 24, 2020

Finally Flavia is back from America and back to doing what she does best, somehow she's always the first to discover a body and yet another murder! Flavia is the woman for the job as she is on another case and tracking down a trail of clues! Another thrilling read!

sapl3 Apr 09, 2020


How wonderful it is to have Flavia back in England after her “interesting” year at Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto! None is more pleased than Flavia, herself. However, her pleasure is put on hold when Dogger informs her that her father is ill in hospital and that she will not be able to visit him for the time being.

Hardly expecting a rousing welcome home from her sisters Feely and Daffy and her pest of a cousin, Undine, she jumps at the chance to head out on Gladys to run an errand for the Vicar’s wife. What she finds when she reaches her destination whets her appetite for investigation and discovery. Of course it takes her down a path that she surely could not have imagined.

Filled with the humour and cheekiness that we’ve come to love, this book is an absolute delight to read. Flavia is surely the cleverest “detective” since Christie’s Poirot and Marple.

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.

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.

Nov 21, 2018

Book 8

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?

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.

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?

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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