The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Random House LCC US)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & #8226 A finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, & #8220 the world& #8217 s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth& #8221 (The Seattle Times). Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop& #8217 s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce& #8217 s sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. & #8220 A church is a wonderful place for a wedding,& #8221 muses Flavia, & #8220 surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.& #8221 Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve& #8212 not so simple an endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin, Undine, constantly underfoot. But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia& #8217 s wedding cake: a human finger. Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead & #8220 Delightful . . . The mysteries in Mr. Bradley& #8217 s books are engaging, but the real lure is Ms. de Luce, the irreverent youngster.& #8221 & #8212 The Wall Street Journal                                                                           & #8220 A winning tenth mystery.& #8221 & #8212 People & #8220 A ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradley& #8217 s excellent  tenth Flavia de Luce novel. . . . Bradley, who has few peers at combining fair-play clueing with humor and has fun mocking genre conventions,  shows no sign of running out of ideas.& #8221 & #8212 Publishers Weekly  (starred review) & #8220 Flavia& #8217 s over-the-top use of alliteration . . . and proudly precocious, sesquipedalian vocabulary . . . along with  the thoroughly endearing cast of characters, make this series& #8217 tenth installment  a laugh-out-loud winner.& #8221 & #8212 Booklist  (starred review)   & #8220 Flavia de Luce hasn& #8217 t lost a sister, she& #8217 s gained a case& #8212 and  what a case. . . . Perhaps  the most consistently hilarious adventure of the alarmingly precocious heroine.& #8221 & #8212 Kirkus Reviews