Thorndike Press

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

  • Alan Bradley
  • ISBN-10: 1432847023
  • ISBN-13: 9781432847029
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 lbs ( .51 kgs)
  • 458 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2018
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A New York Times Bestseller
An Award-Winning Author

A Flavia de Luce Novel

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder — although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.