I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce #4)

by Alan Bradley, Jayne Entwistle

It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare SaintNick.

  • Pages: pages
  • Average Rating: 4.09 out of 5
  • Original Title: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
  • ISBN: 0307879461 (ISBN13: 9780307879462)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Flavia de Luce #4
  • Characters: Flavia de Luce
  • Ophelia de Luce
  • Daphne de Luce
  • Inspector Hewitt
  • Colonel de Luce

It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.From the Hardcover edition.