The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia De Luce Mystery

Hardcover | January 14, 2014

byAlan Bradley

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Bishop's Lacey is never short of two things: mysteries to solve and pre-adolescent detectives to solve them. In this New York Times bestselling series of cozy mysteries, young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve the most dastardly crimes the English countryside has to offer, and in the process, she comes closer than ever to solving her life's greatest mystery--her mother's disappearance. . .

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Bishop's Lacey is never short of two things: mysteries to solve and pre-adolescent detectives to solve them. In this New York Times bestselling series of cozy mysteries, young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve the most dastardly crimes the Engl...

ALAN BRADLEY was born in Toronto and grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. He coauthored Ms. Holmes of Baker Street, to great acclaim and much controversy, followed by a poignant memoir, The Shoebox Bible. Now the internationally bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herrin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.52 × 5.78 × 1.11 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385668155

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavia strikes again! Love it! The writer always inserts curiosity into a situation viewed through a very intelligent child's eyes. Flavia is adorable as she tries to come to grips with her life and position in the sibling age chain. Add a good mystery and you have it! A very good read!
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches I've read all in this series and have yet to be disappointed. Good read. I connect with Flavia in every way.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :))) As good as the first!
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Huge Fan; Somewhat Disappointed I have read every book in this series and have loved each of them.  So it is with a heavy heart I must say, this was not up to par with the others at all.  Reasons I like these novels: the quaint British village murder mysteries, Flavia's obsession with chemistry and her sensibilities, her ability to go places as a child member of the community where the police could never do so that she ends up giving the Inspector insightful details to solving the mystery. This book changes form, and while still well-written, having the same characters I've grown to love, the story here goes back to the events surrounding Harriet's disappearance and turns into something more along the lines of an espionage/spy story.  The book fully concentrates on the family background.  However with the book's conclusion, the entire situation changes and we can see that Flavia is about to embark on the next step of her life's journey.  I do sincerely hope the mysteries turn back around somehow to those previous quaint mysteries, but I'm not quite sure how the author would manage to proceed with that from this point.  We will have to see, as he has signed on to continue the series for another four more books.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The past comes home This book brings some answers to questions about Flavia and her family, there are moments of clarity and eye brow raising moments.  I hope that the ending is just the beginning of another Flavia adventure!
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful prose! The best yet. For fans of the series an exciting derivation from the established excellent path... Answering many unexpected questions... For those new to the series... Go back and read from the start... Every single book... You'll be very glad indeed... I await the next instalment with anticipation... And if there is no other... I'll try to take it stoically as any deluce...
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wonderful prose! The best yet. I was so excited to read this book based on the cliff hanger of the previous one in this series. However, within the first few minutes of reading i was disappointed. Disappointed with how the cliff hanger was resolved. Because of the direction of the storyline involving Flavia and her mother, the book just sort of fell flat. The entire book was sombre, not the fun loving nature the rest of the books had. It was very sad to read the desperation that Flavia had with regard to Harriet. The book was also very predictable in its outcome. So while there were still shadows of the great characters Alan Bradley had created and developed over the series, as a whole it was a disappointment
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wonderful prose! The best yet. This newest installation in the Flavia de Luce series leaves the audience longing for something. Unlike the previous tales, this one takes a much deeper look into the life of Harriet and less about the mystery itself--which I personally prefer. Overall, still a good read, but not the best in the series.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful prose! The best yet. Love it. If you like english 'who dun its', this series is for you.
Date published: 2014-02-01

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• "[Bradley] has created one of the most endearing protagonists the traditional mystery genre, typified by the works of Agatha Christie, has seen in a very long time. . . . Bradley secures his position as a confident, talented writer and storyteller." --The Globe and Mail