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on December 29, 2014

Oh that Flavia is at it again!

If you read me you know I love this series about young scientific genius Flavia at her decaying manor house in 1950’s England with her morose and distracted father and self-absorbed older sisters. Flavia’s voice makes me laugh out loud. Her antics are always fun to read. Her genius is quite amazing. Yes, she is one of those characters I wish could just come to life!

In this installment, twelve-year-old Flavia has been “banished” to her mother’s old boarding school in Canada. She makes the Atlantic crossing via ship with a rather dour couple (members of the board of overseers for her new school). Poor Flavia has hardly arrived, exhausted and lonely, when a dead body falls from her chimney and she is thrown into the middle of an unsolved mystery. Of course Flavia has not yet learned to let sleeping dogs lie, and she begins to uncover secrets and past misdeeds that some would prefer to keep buried…

What can I say? I love this series and I love Flavia. It combines mystery, humor, and a protagonist you can’t help but like along with a setting in the past. Love, love, love — that is all!

You can see this book on Amazon where I am an Associate. It releases on January 6:

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Find it at an Indie!

I am an Indie Bound Affiliate


4 responses to “Review: AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST by Alan Bradley

  1. Its fun that this series continues!

  2. Great Review! I requested an e-arc of this from NetGalley and then realized there were other books before it. Will I be totally lost if I read this before reading the others?

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