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RIGHTS SOLD

US: Bantam Dell
US Audio: Random House
US Large Print: Thorndike
Canada: Doubleday
UK: Orion, Mar 2013
UK Audio: W.F. Howes
Brazil: Saraiva
China: Harbin
Finland: Bazar
Germany: Blanvalet
Hungary: Maxim
Italy: Sellerio
Japan: Tokyo Sogensha
Netherlands: Luitingh-Sijthoff
Poland: Vesper
Russia: AST
Turkey: Pegasus

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.

Speaking from Among the Bones

by Alan Bradley

THE FIFTH 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

Speaking from Among the Bones - Canadian coverEleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies.

Upon the five hundredth anniversary of his death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open the tomb of St. Tancred, its patron saint. Nobody is Speaking from Among the Bones - UK covermore excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.

Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case.

PRAISE FOR SPEAKING FROM AMONG THE BONES

“[An] excellent reminder that crime fiction can sparkle with wit, crackle with spirit and verge on the surreal … the reader will be heartened by some new developments in [Flavia’s] emotional growth, with a surprising but pleasing twist ending that adds a number of new narrative layers for forthcoming volumes.”  — THE OTTAWA CITIZEN

Speaking from Among the Bones - German cover“Flavia, once more, entertains and delights as she exposes the inner workings of her investigative mind to the reader. But the same reader will be heartened by some new developments in her emotional growth, with a surprising but pleasing twist ending that adds a number of new narrative layers for forthcoming volumes.”  — NATIONAL POST

“Bradley is firing on all burners with this one…. With twists aplenty, right up to the last line, I am champing at the bit for the sixth instalment. Write quickly, Mr. Bradley.”  — MONTREAL GAZETTE

“Irrepressible … The Flavia bandwagon rolls on: Not only will she star in five more novels, but she’ll also shine in several made-for-television films.”  — KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Bradley’s Flavia cozies, set in the English countryside, have been a hit from the start, and this fifth in the series continues to charm and entertain, as Flavia—so intellectually mature yet socially unschooled—takes advantage of being able to go about unnoticed because of her youth. A final cliffhanger guarantees interest in the next installment.”  — BOOKLIST

“Memorable, often funny prose complements the crafty plot of Bradley’s fifth Flavia de Luce novel … The reader never loses sight of Flavia’s youth, but also never wonders at the likelihood that someone with her qualities exists.”  — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review



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
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
Book #6
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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