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US: Bantam Dell
US Audio: Random House
US Large Print: Thorndike
Canada: Doubleday
UK: Orion
UK Audio: W.F. Howes
Germany: Blanvalet
Hungary: Maxim
Finland: Bazar
Italy: Sellerio
Japan: Tokyo Sogensha
Poland: Vesper
Russia: AST

ABOUT ALAN BRADLEY

Alan Bradley (Photo: Jeff Bassett)
(Photo: Jeff Bassett)

Alan Bradley is the internationally bestselling author of short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. The Flavia de Luce mystery series has been sold in 39 territories and has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. The books have been bestsellers in Canada, the USA, Germany, Russia, Brazil, China, and Holland, appearing on bestseller lists in The New York Times – where the first two books appeared simultaneously – and Der Spiegel – for four months.

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

by Alan Bradley

THE SIXTH BOOK IN THE FLAVIA DE LUCE CRIME SERIES, FROM THE WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD, BARRY AWARD, AGATHA AWARD, MACAVITY AWARD, DILYS AWARD, AND ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD

SOON TO BE A TV SERIES FROM ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR SAM MENDES – OVER A MILLION COPIES OF THE FLAVIA DE LUCE SERIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - US coverIt is April 1951 and the de Luce family has gathered at the railway station for the homecoming of Flavia's long-lost mother, Harriet, when a stranger whispers a mysterious message into Flavia's ear. Moments later, he is dead.

Where has Flavia heard these words before? What do they The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - German covermean, and how are they connected with the hidden and long-forgotten ciné film she has discovered in Buckshaw’s attic?

The messenger's words, and the grave family secrets they drag into the light of day, will change Flavia's life forever. With cameo appearances by Winston Churchill, a flora-archaeologist, long-lost relations, and just about everyone>in the village of Bishop’s Lacey, not to mention Flavia’s spectacular flights over Buckshaw in Harriet’s beloved old Gipsy Moth Blithe Spirit, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, by New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley, will haunt you long after you've turned its last sensational page.

PRAISE FOR THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Russian cover“Bradley has managed to create one of the most beguiling detectives of recent years.”— THE GUARDIAN

“Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“She now seems certain to become a national treasure. Film director Sam Mendes’ production company – which made Call The Midwife for the BBC – has optioned her stories for TV. Flavia deserves it. She is as addictive as dark chocolate and as English as Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending.”— DAILY MAIL

“Alan Bradley has an uncanny ability to take us into the mind and emotions of our young detective as she deals with both her grief and the mystery, and somehow makes it all believable and entertaining.”— MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE

“Flavia de Luce [is] the fiercely intelligent, introverted, indomitable force at the center of Alan Bradley’s charming series.”— NATIONAL POST

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Italian cover“This latest adventure contains all the winning elements of the previous books while skillfully establishing a new and intriguing story line to explore in future novels … Fans will be more than pleased.”— LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Flavia retains her droll wit … the solution to the murder is typically neat, and the conclusion sets up future books nicely.”— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“It’s hard to resist either the genre’s pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family.”— KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Flavia is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her combination of childish vulnerability and seemingly boundless self-confidence hasn’t changed a bit.”— ROMANTIC TIMES (Top Pick)

“A new level of perfection … Astounding, magical books not to be missed.”— BOOKLIST



MORE TITLES IN THE FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERY SERIES


Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Book #8
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Book #7
Speaking from Among the Bones
Book #5
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Book #4
A Red Herring Without Mustard
Book #3
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
Book #2
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Book #1

 

 

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