Flavia de Luce series, No 3
a Allan Bradley
February 2011/ ISBN 97803853423322
Historical Mystery - England / 1950
by Barbara Buhrer
Flavia's father has been attending a stamp auction in London, but
he is also there to sell the family silver. He tells his family
( Flavia and her two sisters) that the family is on the verge of
Flavia is attending the Fair at Bishop's Lacey. She has a gypsy
read her fortune. Shortly thereafter, the gypsy's tent is set on
fire. Later, Flavia goes to the gypsy's caravan to check on her
well-being and finds the gypsy bludgeoned to death. In searching
for the culprit, Flavia finds clues to the disappearance of an infant
who disappeared years ago. The gypsy was suspected of abducting
the infant and Flavia wonders if this was an act of retribution.
But then she learns about a religious group that may have been involved.
There are suspicious and dark secrets that must be investigated
before the truth is revealed.
Another beautifully written book about the adventures of this young,
intrepid English girl whose intelligence, perseverance and irrepressible
curiosity will find a place in your heart. The story is well plotted.
The atmosphere of the English village is well portrayed with a cast
of eccentric characters to further enliven this picture of English
of other titles in this series
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie #1 [review]
The Weed That Swings the Hangman's Bag #2 [review]
A Red Herring Without Mustard #3 [review]
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows #4 [review]
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches #6 [review]