The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9) Read Online Free - Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with her reluctant family. Languishing in boredom, she drags a slack hand in the water, and catches her fingers in the open mouth of a drowned corpse.
Brought to shore, the dead man is found to be dressed in blue silk with ribbons at the knee, and wearing a single red ballet slipper.
Flavia needs to put her super-sleuthing skills to the test to investigate the murder of three gossips in the local church, and to keep her sisters out of danger. But what could possibly connect the son of an executed killer, a far too canny police constable, a travelling circus, and the publican's mysteriously talented wife?
|Title||:||The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9)|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
November 27, 2017
NOTE: I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest review.
This is a bittersweet story. On the one hand, Flavia is growing up and maturing. It's wonderful to see the person she is becoming emerge. On the other hand, Flavia is changing and that's always a bit sad. Childhood is ending.
February 06, 2018
3.5 Stars. This turned out to be not my favorite Flavia mystery. She seems to be borderline ghoul at times! Don't get me wrong I still love her-she is changing though or maturing maybe. Her knowledge of chemistry and other esoteric information is incredible, a child prodigy in essence. Flavia has...
November 07, 2017
4.5 stars rounded up
After 9 books centered around this precocious main character, you know exactly what kind of story you'll be getting. But it's the familiar (but not formulaic) style and well-loved characters that make me want to return again and again to the world of Flavia de Luce.
I assume t...
December 22, 2017
Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Charming as ever, but part of the plot could make more sense.
February 13, 2018
Certainly, for me anyway, more entertaining than the last #8 was. But it lost an entire star by not having the plot make any logical or practical sense whosoever.
If you like snarky thoughts and self-evaluations at a speed of multiples a second per every situation or interaction with/ re Flavia,...
February 03, 2018
Alan Bradley is a master storyteller. This book is the 9th book in the Flavia de Luce series. I think I like Flavia more and more with each new installment. What I love the most, is how the characters evolve in each book. I'm glad the the author propels them all forward and that the reader is get...
January 24, 2018
Flavia and her two sisters are trying to deal with the loss of their beloved father. Their busy body aunt tries to take over and redo their lives so they flee with their faithful helper, Dogger, on a short river trip to catch their breath.
Almost immediately they discover a dead body a...
October 13, 2017
I received an ARC of this novel through the Amazon Vine Voices program and Delacorte Press. Thank you.
I am so very pleased to see that book #10 in the Flavia de Luce series is back to 5 star status for me! Alan Bradley has given readers a twelve year old girl and a mystery situation we can fully...
February 10, 2018
I remember reading my first Flavia De Luce mystery 4 years ago and being instantly hooked. Everything from the disheveled manor house, the horrid sisters, the housekeeper/cook that cannot really cook nor keep house, the general factotum Dogger… to last but not least Flavia herself, 11 year old ch...
September 18, 2017
While on a getaway trip with Dogger and her sisters, Flavia finds a dead body. Of course she must investigate.