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The Resource I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

Label
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Title
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Statement of responsibility
Alan Bradley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate."—USA Today ALAN BRADLEY, AUTHOR OF THE MOST AWARD-WINNING SERIES DEBUT OF ANY YEAR, RETURNS WITH ANOTHER IRRESISTIBLE FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL. "[Alan] Bradley has created one of the most original, charming, devilishly creative and hilarious detectives of any age or any time."—Bookreporter 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.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley's Speaking from Among the Bones. "[Flavia is] the most intrepid and charming adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post–World War II England."—The Seattle Times "Quirky and delightful . . . Flavia is a classic literary character who manages to appeal to both young and old readers equally."—Wichita Falls Times Record News "Bradley's plot twists and turns delightfully."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Summary
Colonel de Luce rents his beloved estate of Buckshaw to a film company. which will be shooting a movie over the Christmas holidays with a reclusive star. She is widely despised, so it is to no one's surprise when she turns up murdered, strangled by a length of film from one of her own movies! With a blizzard raging outside and Buckshaw locked in, the house is full of suspects. But Flavia de Luce is more than ready to put aside her investigations into the existence of Father Christmas to solve this yuletide country-house murder.
Storyline
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10011210
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
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930
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Flavia De Luce mysteries
Series volume
0004
Target audience
adult
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a Flavia de Luce novel
Label
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:65aafd1c-2db2-40bc-9798-58d337a884fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345532152
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:65aafd1c-2db2-40bc-9798-58d337a884fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345532152
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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