4 June 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: I is for I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS by Alan Bradley


Following a pattern established in 2012, my contributions to the Crime Fiction Alphabet in 2013 will feature authors or books that I have read recently.

My choice this week is I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS by Alan Bradley #4 in the series featuring twelve year old detective Flavia De Luce.

Synopsis (Amazon)

It’s Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick.

But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.

Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.

See my review.

See what others have chosen for the letter I.

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Very fine choice for 'I,' Kerrie! I like this series.

RebeccaK said...

I have a soft spot for this book because it's the first I reviewed for my blog.

I've only read a couple books in the series, but I'd like to read more.

Irene said...

I love Flavia, so I'm sure this is a good one for me too.

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