By Alan Bradley
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Alan Bradley, writer of the main award-winning sequence debut of any 12 months, returns with one other impossible to resist Flavia de Luce novel
In the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the insidiously smart and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had requested a Gypsy lady to inform her fortune--never waiting for to later stumble around the negative soul, bludgeoned virtually to demise within the wee hours in her personal caravan. was once this an act of retribution by means of these confident that the soothsayer kidnapped a neighborhood baby years in the past? definitely Flavia is aware the bliss of settling rankings; revenge is a pleasant hobby whilst one has odious older sisters. yet how may perhaps this crime be hooked up to the lacking child? because the pink herrings pile up, Flavia needs to kind via clues fishy and foul to untangle darkish deeds and hazardous secrets.
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Alan Bradley's I Am Half-Sick of Shadows.
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The air whisked against her as he passed by. The crimson veil ﬂuttered a bit, for a moment softening the anxieties of that afternoon. She heard a series of “okay”s repeating in rhythmic succession around her, as if converging upon a common target. ” Wang Qiyao’s breathing stopped. She could not catch her breath. She could hear the ﬁlm running through the camera, a mechanical sound that seemed to override everything. Her mind just went blank. When a hand pulled away her wedding veil, she was so startled that she shrank back with fright.
This is the everlasting sorrow of Wang Qiyao. C hapter 2 The Film Studio four de cades the story spans, and it all began the day she went to the ﬁlm studio. The day before, Wu Peizhen had agreed to take Wang Qiyao to have a look around the studio. Wu Peizhen was a rather careless girl. Under normal circumstances, she would have suﬀered from low self-esteem because of her homeliness, but because Peizhen came from a well-to-do family and people always doted on her, she had developed unaﬀected into an outgoing young lady.
Mr. Cheng lived on the penthouse ﬂoor of a multistoried apartment building on the Bund. Part of his apartment had been renovated into a photo studio, complete with cardboard scenic backdrops of European castles as well as Chinese pavilions. Inside were also a dark room and a dressing room. Mr. Cheng was a young man of twenty-six; he had on a pair of goldtrimmed glasses—he was nearsighted—and was wearing a pair of suspenders over a white dress shirt and a pair of Western slacks—very sharp. He had Wang Qiyao ﬁ x herself up in the dressing room while he set up the lights.
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce Mysteries, Book 3) by Alan Bradley