The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam (December 30, 2014)
(Book 9 for 2017)
On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train’s arrival in the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia? Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office—and making spectacular use of Harriet’s beloved Gipsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit—Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer.
Wow! I forgot how much I enjoyed Flavia and her chemistry and her very special family! This is book 6 in the series and all of them have been totally enjoyable!
This book had a bit of sadness to it and yet it didn't slow down. Quite a few family secrets and surprises in this one!
If you've read any of them I suggest you keep reading. And, if you haven't read any of this series I think you would enjoy them.. It all begins with Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie...
I still love t hat Favia named her bicycle! (I named mine too! Mine was Nellie Belle )
There are two more yet to read but one has so many choices that I now can no longer make up my mind! lol