First Sentence: I was peering
through the microscope at the tooth of an adder I had captured
behind the coach house that very morning after church, when
there came a light knock at the laboratory door.
It’s not every day Flavia is summoned to her father’s
old school. Upon arriving, she finds a terrified boy and a
bathtub containing a naked man covered in copper. It’s
time for Flavia to get to work.
Bradley’s wonderful descriptions and excellent dialogue
explain exactly why one can’t help but love Flavia.
From her anthropomorphism of her bicycle, to her brilliance
and logic, there is something truly wonderful about this character.
She may be a fictional character, but Flavia represents that
to which a young girl can aspire…without the poisons
and bodies, however.
The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse is a delightful,
perfect amuse bouche until the next full installment of Flavia