Oct 23, 2020
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Posted by Alan Bradley

It s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce an eleven year old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime solving is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis It s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce an eleven year old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime solving is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening s shocking conclusion a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 305 pages Published by Delacorte Press first published November 1st 2011 More Details Original Title I Am Half Sick of Shadows ASIN B004X6PSCW Edition Language English Series Flavia de Luce 4 Characters Flavia de Luce, Ophelia de Luce, Daphne de Luce, Inspector Hewitt, Colonel de Luce Other Editions 44 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought

  • Title: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • ISBN: 0046
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I Am Half Sick of Shadows It s Christmastime and the precocious Flavia de Luce an eleven year old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime solving is tucked away in her laboratory whipping up a concoction

    Jeffrey Keeten

    IN MY ELEVEN YEARS of life I ve seen a number of corpses Each of them was interesting in a different way, and this one was no exception Flavia de Luce always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong right time She doesn t have to leave her small town of Bishop s Lacey to find a steady supply of bodies recently discarded by their souls Due to precarious pecuniary circumstances Flavia s father has recently rented out the ancestral home of Buckshaw to a film crew Flavia has been busy in he IN MY [...]


    Jenny

    Mr Bradley, write faster


    Danielle Young

    Probability and reality are not reasons to read a Flavia de Luce book, and that is as true for I Am Half Sick of Shadows as any of them I am not looking for a well crafted mystery when I read these books, I am looking to romp around with the characters especially Flavia that populate the strange little world of Bishops Lacey A romp with a good dash of firework chemistry is what this book delivers This book takes place solely in Buckshaw where pretty much the entire town of BL happens to Probabil [...]


    Carolyn

    I think this might be my favourite of Alan Bradley s Flavia de Luce series yet She still gets herself into scrapes and just wait until you see what she is cooking up for Santa Claus in her chemistry lab but she seems to be growing up and is less an annoying child and an insightful, but nosy and still precocious pre adolescent In the week before Christmas, Flavia s impoverished father, Colonel Haviland de Luce has rented out the use of their stately home, Buckshaw House, to a film comp I think th [...]


    Chris Mara

    Flavia de Luce is an 11 year old alchemist and super sleuth She actually has her own laboratory in the de Luce country estate, thanks to her deceased Uncle Tar She is quite precocious She is brilliant and not afraid of anything and is very observant and nosy, which gets her in a lot of trouble She does get herself back out of trouble because she is able to figure out and manipulate how I know, I m describing an 11 year old girl and those characteristics just don t seem normal for an 11 year Flav [...]


    Emma

    4.5 stars Really enjoyed this one We get some hints about Dogger and Aunt Felicity s past and Flavia attempts to prove the existence of Father Christmas by scientific means This one has a slightly Agatha Christie vibe to it Loved the ice rink at the beginning of the book


    Tatiana

    There is plenty to love in this installment of Flavia de Luce s adventures, especially if you are her existing fan I Am Half Sick of Shadows is a Christmas story, with a great infusion of some new blood, which is a must for any series focusing on such a tiny place as Bishop s Lacey Flavia s father is forced to rent out Buckshaw to a movie company to film its new feature When the star of the movie is found murdered, Flavia is on full alert Now she has two Christmas cases on her hands the mu There [...]



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