pixel
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - A Flavia de Luce Novel-logo

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

More Information

Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 Gipsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit-Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer. Praise for The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches "Part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist."-The New York Times Book Review "[Alan] Bradley's award winning Flavia de Luce series . . . has enchanted readers with the outrageous sleuthing career of its precocious leading lady. . . . This latest adventure contains all the winning elements of the previous books."-Library Journal (starred review) "Bradley's latest Flavia de Luce novel reaches a new level of perfection as it shows the emotional turmoil and growth of a girl who has always been older than her years and yet is still a child. The mystery is complex and very personal this time, reaching into the past Flavia never knew about. . . . These are astounding, magical books not to be missed."-RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) "Excellent . . . Flavia retains her droll wit. . . . The solution to a murder is typically n

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jayne Entwistle

Length:

8h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:35