From the Hardcover edition.
- ISBN-13: 9780449807651
- ISBN-10: 0449807657
- Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
- Publish Date: September 2016
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
Series: Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Those whove delighted in the seven previous 1950s-era mysteries narrated by precocious British preteen Flavia de Luce are sure to enjoy her eloquent if sometimes snarky new account. Returning to her ramshackle family home in Bishops Lacey, England, at Christmastime, the budding chemist, poison expert, and self-styled sleuth is dismayed to find her father has been hospitalized with pneumonia, visitors not permitted. While attempting to lift her spirits and avoid her annoying sisters and cousin, she stumbles upon the corpse of the towns woodcarver, crucified upside down. Suddenly feeling gloriously alive, she sets out, determined to bring the murderer to justice, armed with a logical mind and a major cluethe first edition of a popular childrens book. Reader Entwistle has been the voice of Flavia and her family, friends, and enemies for all eight audios for one reason: shes the perfect choice. Not just capable of credibly imitating the voice of youth, shes able to mold it to fit the mercurial moods of Flavia, from, in this case, worrying about her father to experiencing elation when uncovering new details, some as bizarre as a report of a man gobbled up by seagulls. A Delacorte hardcover. (Sept.)