This is the seventh book in the series featuring Flavia de Luce, our favorite 1950’s twelve year old English amature murder detective and self-taught chemist. This book was more complicated than usual, and left a few loose ends, but I loved reading it.
Flavia has been sent (or exiled, from her point of view) from her beloved home at Buckshot, near Bishop’s Lacey in England, to the girl’s academy in Canada where her late mother was a student. On her first night at Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy, a murder victim is literally rolled to her feet, and she sets herself to determining who the victim was and how the victim was killed. She also sets herself (albeit unwilling) to adjusting to the normal life at the Academy, and to learning about the secret life (somehow tied in with undercover work for the Crown) that simmers under the surface.
I very much enjoyed reading this book, and I hope that there will be a new installment in the series in the next year or two.
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