The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place Review

Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with her reluctant family. Languishing in boredom, she drags a slack hand in the water, and catches her fingers in the open mouth of a drowned corpse.

Brought to shore, the dead man is found to be dressed in blue silk with ribbons at the knee, and wearing a single red ballet slipper.

Flavia needs to put her super-sleuthing skills to the test to investigate the murder of three gossips in the local church, and to keep her sisters out of danger. But what could possibly connect the son of an executed killer, a far too canny police constable, a travelling circus, and the publican's mysteriously talented wife?

Title:The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

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  • Petra

    NOTE: I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest review.This is a bittersweet story. On the one hand, Flavia is growing up and maturing. It's wonderful to see the person she is becoming ...

  • Julie  Durnell

    3.5 Stars. This turned out to be not my favorite Flavia mystery. She seems to be borderline ghoul at times! Don't get me wrong I still love her-she is changing though or maturing maybe. Her knowledge ...

  • Casey Frank

    4.5 stars rounded up After 9 books centered around this precocious main character, you know exactly what kind of story you'll be getting. But it's the familiar (but not formulaic) style and well-loved...

  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads

    Thanks, Petra!Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Charming as ever, but part of the plot could make more sense....

  • Jeanette

    Certainly, for me anyway, more entertaining than the last #8 was. But it lost an entire star by not having the plot make any logical or practical sense whosoever. If you like snarky thoughts and self-...

  • Donna

    Alan Bradley is a master storyteller. This book is the 9th book in the Flavia de Luce series. I think I like Flavia more and more with each new installment. What I love the most, is how the characters...

  • Susan Johnson

    3.5 stars Flavia and her two sisters are trying to deal with the loss of their beloved father. Their busy body aunt tries to take over and redo their lives so they flee with their faithful helper, Dog...

  • Judy Lesley

    I received an ARC of this novel through the Amazon Vine Voices program and Delacorte Press. Thank you.I am so very pleased to see that book #10 in the Flavia de Luce series is back to 5 star status fo...

  • Melanie

    I remember reading my first Flavia De Luce mystery 4 years ago and being instantly hooked. Everything from the disheveled manor house, the horrid sisters, the housekeeper/cook that cannot really cook ...

  • Suzze Tiernan

    While on a getaway trip with Dogger and her sisters, Flavia finds a dead body. Of course she must investigate. ...

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