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The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

(2018)
(The ninth book in the Flavia de Luce Mystery series)
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"The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder - although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

Advance praise for The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

"Outstanding . . . As usual, Bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot's inherent darkness with clever humor." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"There's only one Flavia. . . . Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia's unorthodox family life." - Library Journal (starred review)

"Bradley's unquenchable heroine brings 'the most complicated case I had ever come across' to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead." - Kirkus Reviews

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 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

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

"[Flavia] is as addictive as dark chocolate." - Daily Mail

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Used availability for Alan Bradley's The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

Hardback Editions

February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 9
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-4091-7288-0 / 978-1-4091-7288-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (A Flavia de Luce Mystery)
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-4328-4702-3 / 978-1-4328-4702-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-345-53999-0 / 978-0-345-53999-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-385-67844-4 / 978-0-385-67844-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 0-449-80769-X / 978-0-449-80769-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Book 9
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA