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The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place – Girl Detective On The Case

Book Review : The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place A Flavia de Luce Mystery By Alan Bradley Spoiler Alert!   Summary Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with her reluctant family. Languishing in … Continue reading

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The Thief’s Daughter – A Rare Middle Book

Book Review : The Thief’s Daughter The Kingfountain Series By Jeff Wheeler Spoiler Alert! Summary Owen Kiskaddon first came to the court of the formidable King Severn as a prisoner, winning favor with the stormy monarch by masquerading as a boy … Continue reading

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“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” – When is Murder Sweet?

Book Review: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie By Alan Bradley Spoiler Alert! Summary It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is … Continue reading

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“I Am Half-Sick of Shadows” – Is Flavia Realistic? and Does It Matter?

Book Review : I Am half-Sick of Shadows A Flavia de Luce Novel By Alan Bradley Spoiler Alert! It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away … Continue reading

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