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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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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . "The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning 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.

Praise for The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

"Flavia [is] irrepressible, precocious and indefatigable. . . . A whole new chapter of Flavia's life opens as she approaches adolescence. Will she become the Madame Curie of crime?" - Bookreporter

"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

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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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
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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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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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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: 1-4091-7289-9 / 978-1-4091-7289-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-984817-32-9 / 978-1-984817-32-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

February 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: Flavia de Luce, Book 9
Author(s): Alan Bradley
ISBN: 1-5100-9928-X / 978-1-5100-9928-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: Flavia de Luce, Book 9
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: Flavia de Luce, Book 9
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: Flavia de Luce, Book 9
Author(s): Alan Bradley
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


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


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
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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