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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 8 (udgave 2016)

af Alan Bradley (Forfatter)

Serier: Flavia de Luce (8)

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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"-- "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"--… (mere)
Medlem:Stephen.Lawton
Titel:Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 8
Forfattere:Alan Bradley (Forfatter)
Info:Orion (2016), 336 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:*****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Superb. Witty. Delightful. Bradley & Flavia just get better & better! ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
mystery set in 1950s post-war Britain, 12-year-old detective in decaying country manor.
still enjoying this e-audiobook series, though the suspects were perhaps a little obvious, there are usually enough twists to prevent the reader from unraveling the whole mystery. Even the surprise (and by now, a little formulaic) family catastrophe at the end isn't overdone because [a:Jayne Entwistle|2894215|Jayne Entwistle|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1431261697p2/2894215.jpg] does such a lovely job of keeping the characters authentic. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
3.75* ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
**I received a copy of this book from Random House/Delacorte Press via NetGalley in exchange for a fair, honest review**

Flavia de Luce. A character with a fancy name like that has got to have a vibrant, bigger-than-life personality to go with it. And 12-year old Flavia definitely lives up to her name! She is a bit of this and a bit of that....chemist, psychologist, scientist, detective, pre-teen, bicycle enthusiast and a wit all rolled up into one delightful package.

I absolutely ADORED this book!! I read many mystery novels for review, but this book (and the entire series) is a cut above the rest. Bradley's writing is witty, and the multi-faceted plot was developed masterfully. The pace was perfect, with just enough side details to amply flesh out his characters. The tale drew me in and kept me reading to the very last word. Flavia's thoughts, opinions and powers of deduction were delightful. I couldn't help but love her. Bradley uses a lot of poetry and book and author references to spice up the prose. Children's sing-songy poetry is used throughout this story as an integral part of the plot.

I even learned a new insult. Gong farmer. Flavia and her older sister use it while fighting, as sisters will. I had to look it up. I was absolutely delighted to find out that it was a poor unfortunate soul whose job was to scrape and dig out human excrement from cesspits and privies back in the Tudor era. I will be putting it to good use in the future. :)

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd is the 8th Flavia De Luce novel. The title comes from a line uttered by one of the three witches in MacBeth as they stir their cauldron.

The basic plot: Flavia returns home from a lackluster attempt at boarding school in Canada. She expects a happy homecoming, but arrives back in England to find her father is ill and the Christmas season is subsequently depressing at Buckshaw, the family manor. She believes that her life is destined to be sad and awful until, while running an errand for the vicar's wife, she finds a dead corpse. Most people would consider that a horrible, terrible thing....but Flavia is almost overjoyed. "It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for ones spirts!'' She says, as she gets to work immediately investigating the room where a reclusive wood-carver has been strung up upside-down on his bedroom door. There are many suspects, lots of sleuthing required, and many twists and turns in this witty, engaging book!

It's been a long time since I read a mystery novel that is this engaging and well-written. I highly recommend it!! It will not disappoint! It is not necessary to read the series in order. The author gives enough snippets of back-story that the characters and plot will be understood, even if you haven't read any of the other 7 books in the series.

Thrice the Brinded Cat hath Mew'd releases September 20th by Delacorte Press. Check out Alan Bradley's website at www.flaviadeluce.com It is rumored that the Flavia de Luce series will be coming to television in the future!! Hope so! ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
Flavia is now 12 and has encountered more dead bodies in her short life than most people ever see, especially for her small village of Bishop's Lacey. She is newly home to Buckshaw after a brief stint at Miss Bodycotes Female Academy in Canada (where her mother and aunt began their spy careers) Flavia lasted only 6 mos. and is longing for a homecoming with her father and even her nasty sisters, but only faithful Dogger has come to meet her ship. Her father is in the hospital with influenza. There are some changes in her short absence: Cousin Undine has moved in, Feely and Dieter have broken their engagement and her father is absent from Buckshaw. It is heartbreaking that Flavia is most excited to see her pet hen Esmeralda and her bike Gladys, and even more that Esmeralda had given her life to become healing soup for her father. This book feels heavy in the mantle of sadness and loneliness Flavia wears. So when she discovers a death in a nearby hamlet, she remarks: "It’s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one’s spirits!" Roger Sambridge is the local ecclesiastical woodcarver and Flavia finds him trussed upside down on the bedroom door. In true stoic Flavia fashion, she makes a careful, thorough investigation for clues before she alerts the authorities. Most central is the discovery of Crispian Crumpet nursery rhyme books by Oliver Inchbald that take Flavia back to childhood. One is inscribed to a classmate of hers. And so the investigation begins. She travels to London by train alone a few times and contacts Mrs. Bannerman, a former chemistry teacher at Miss Bodycotes, does some chemistry of her own, meets the witch woman across the street, Lillian interviews a boy scout, publisher and newspaper man and triumphantly solves the murder just a short time before her nemesis/crush Inspector Hewitt. Meanwhile her goal is to see her father in hospital, though she is kept away too long due to the gravity of his illness. The typical delightful Flavia hi-jinx are here (she is like the childhood version of the TV show Bones!) as she gleefully uncovers grisly details and clues, but you can't help but feel sorry for her fragile family state and her need for love and companionship. The audio version is a wonderful way to hear Flavia tell her story. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
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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"-- "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"--

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