The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches Review

On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train's arrival in the English village of Bishop's Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear.

Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd...

Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia? Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces' crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test.

Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself.

Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office - and making spectacular use of Harriet's beloved Gypsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit - Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer.

Title:The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
Edition Language:English

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  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”The Marble Tombs that rise on high,Whose Dead in vaulted Arches lye,Whose Pillars swell with sculptur’d Stones,Arms, Angels, Epitaphs and Bones,These (all the poor Remains of States)Adorn the Ri...

  • Jeanette

    Rating = 3.5 starsIn which the mystery is solved surrounding the disappearance of Flavia's mother during World War II. Also in which Alan Bradley prepares to take the series in an entirely new directi...

  • Janet

    I spend a year waiting for it and a day reading it. From the first Flavia mystery five years ago, I have been hooked. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches did not disappoint. There is so much I wish I cou...

  • Barbara

    Flavia de Luce is a brilliant young girl whose knowledge of chemistry is on par with many Ph.Ds. Flavia uses her abilities to investigate murders, and delights in solving crimes ahead of the police. I...

  • Kristine

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.4.5 stars!I adore this series. The character of Flavia, the complexity and layers of the relationships, the...

  • Miss M

    As much as I love Flavia, there's just no plot in this one, just a lot of needlessly convoluted, attempted exposition of past events in the series....

  • Rachel

    Gasp! I can't believe I am giving a Flavia book a rating of just three stars but alas...... I am. I have loved this series so much and with much anticipation of book 6 wrapping things up, was a bit di...

  • Stacey

    In the 6th novel, redacted, redacted, redacted. We get some answers, a whole lot more questions, and a little bit of heartbreak. Also, I might be a tiny bit in love with Dogger. There's really nothing...

  • Jillian

    Mr. Bradley, while your first four Flavia novels were fantastic, I can't believe you left us with a cliff-hanger at the end of #5! Speaking from Among the Bones was wonderful. Very much looking forwar...

  • Kaethe

    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches There's two different stories going on here: in one, Flavia is trying to find out about her mother, missing, presumed dead, since the girl was an infant. The other is ...