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As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust

(2015)
(The seventh book in the Flavia de Luce Mystery series)
A novel by

 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Flavia de Luce - "part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review) - takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.


Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavia's first day in captivity when a gift lands at her feet. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school's stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim's identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycote's is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task - but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.

Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

"Flavia de Luce [is] perhaps contemporary crime fiction's most original character - to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) barely begins to describe her." - Maclean's

"Another treat for readers of all ages . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] maintains the high standards Bradley set from the start." - Booklist

"Exceptional . . . [The] intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote's a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia's sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Even after all these years, Flavia de Luce is still the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth." - The Seattle Times

"Plot twists come faster than Canadian snowfall. . . . Bradley's sense of observation is as keen as gung-ho scientist Flavia's. . . . The results so far are seven sparkling Flavia de Luce mysteries." - Library Journal

"A rattling good 'girls' own adventure' yarn with an extensive cast of characters and suspects . . . When all is revealed, the links, misunderstandings and secrecy have a satisfying click." - Winnipeg Free Press

"A delightful installment in the series!" - LibraryReads

Acclaim for Alan Bradley's beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award

"If ever there were a sleuth who's bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, it's Flavia de Luce." - USA Today

"This idiosyncratic young heroine continues to charm." - TheWall Street Journal

"Delightful . . . a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes." - The Boston Globe

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Flavia de Luce Mysteries)
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-606-38515-0 / 978-0-606-38515-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-4091-4943-9 / 978-1-4091-4943-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-345-53993-1 / 978-0-345-53993-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust (A Flavia de Luce Mystery)
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-4104-7617-0 / 978-1-4104-7617-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-385-67838-X / 978-0-385-67838-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-345-53994-X / 978-0-345-53994-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-385-67840-1 / 978-0-385-67840-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-4091-4945-5 / 978-1-4091-4945-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-4091-4946-3 / 978-1-4091-4946-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-8129-9923-1 / 978-0-8129-9923-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House USA
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-5100-6747-7 / 978-1-5100-6747-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

March 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-449-80761-4 / 978-0-449-80761-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-449-80763-0 / 978-0-449-80763-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 7
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Bantam
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