The Golden Tresses of the Dead

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US: Delacorte
US Audio: Random House
US Large Print: Thorndike
Canada: Doubleday, January 2019
UK: Orion
UK Audio: W.F.Howes
Finland: Bazar
Germany: Blanvalet/Penhaligon
TV: Robert Mickelson, Mystic Point Productions

ABOUT ALAN BRADLEY

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

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. The books have been bestsellers in Canada, the USA, Germany, Russia, Brazil, China, and Holland, appearing on bestseller lists in The New York Times and Der Spiegel.

 

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

by Alan Bradley

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES

THE TENTH AND FINAL BOOK IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FLAVIA DE LUCE SERIES FROM THE WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD, BARRY AWARD, AGATHA AWARD, MACAVITY AWARD, DILYS AWARD, AND ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD

OVER THREE MILLION COPIES OF THE SERIES SOLD WORLDWIDE



The Golden Tresses of the Dead - Canadian & US cover
The winds of change continue to pound at Buckshaw as the de Luces must confront, once more, the loss of one of their own, pulled away from them by the chains of holy matrimony.

Ophelia is married and a de Luce no more, but before the wedding party is even over, a macabre discovery is made in the wedding cake—a human finger.

Flavia de Luce, sister of the bride, expert chemist, and now one half of Arthur Dogger & Associates: Discreet Investigations, can hardly believe it, and her excitement only builds when she and the ever-loyal Dogger receive their very first client!

But when that client is found poisoned, Flavia learns that some things never change—the chemicals necessary to form something called Dragendorff’s Reagent, for one, and, of course, death.

Drawn into a world of missionaries, miracle cures, and a railway that caters to the dead, Flavia and Dogger team up to solve their most baffling case yet. But could this be the one case that will prove too distressing even for Flavia?


 

PRAISE FOR ALAN BRADLEY'S FLAVIA DE LUCE SERIES

“Delightful…. Historical fiction and mystery readers alike are sure to rejoice at getting to spend another afternoon in Flavia's agreeable world.” —SHELFAWARENESS

“Take the precociousness of Harriet the Spy, the deductive reasoning skills of Sherlock Holmes and the chemistry prowess of Marie Curie and you’ll have Flavia de Luce, the adorable heroine of Alan Bradley’s mystery series.”
 — THE WILKES BARRE TIMES LEADER

“A charming jumble of clues, false trails and surprises, all narrated in Flavia’s droll, amusing voice.”— CRITICSATLARGE.CA

“Alan Bradley has created one of the most endearing protagonists the traditional mystery genre, typified by the works of Agatha Christie, has seen in a very long time…. With this…Bradley, a Canadian who now lives in Malta, secures his position as a confident, talented writer and storyteller.”— THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“She now seems certain to become a national treasure…. She is as addictive as dark chocolate and as English as Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending.”— DAILY MAIL

“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

“This is a delightful read through and through. We find in Flavia an incorrigible and wholly lovable detective; from her chemical experiments in her sanctum sanctorum to her outrage at the idiocy of the adult world, she is unequaled.”— LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

“Let a little boy out of your sight and he’ll get into mischief. Take your eyes off a little girl and she’s liable to turn into a detective—maybe an adorable snoop like Flavia de Luce.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

“Flavia is incisive, cutting and hilarious. She's…one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature.”— USA TODAY

“Delightful…. Only those who dislike precocious young heroines with extraordinary vocabulary and audacious courage can fail to like this amazingly entertaining book. Expect more from the talented Bradley.”— BOOKLIST, starred review


The Golden Tresses of the Dead — UK edition

 

MORE TITLES IN THE FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERY SERIES

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
Book #9
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
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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