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    • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    It is June 1950 and a sleepy English village is about to be awakened by the discovery of a dead body in Colonel de Luce's cucumber patch. The police are baffled, and when a dead snipe is deposited on the Colonel's doorstep with a rare stamp impaled on its beak, they are baffled even more. Only the Colonel's daughter, the precocious Flavia, has the ingenuity to follow the clues that reveal the victim's identity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little predictable but

    • By Ian1956 on 10-07-11

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Golden Tresses of the Dead

    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Flavia de Luce, the 12-year-old chemist and amateur detective, is eager to turn professional. She and her father's valet, Dogger, have founded a detective agency, Arthur Dogger & Associates, and unexpectedly cut into their first case during the revelry at her sister's wedding reception. After an eventful ceremony with a missing best man and spontaneous ventriloquist act, spirits are high as Feely and her new husband head for the towering and beautifully iced wedding cake. But as Feely slices into the first piece, a scream rings out - the bridal cake contains a severed human finger. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great enjoyed it as have enjoyed all Flavia books

    • By Anonymous User on 19-03-19

    Regular price: £16.99

    • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

    • Flavia de Luce, Book 7
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Flavia de Luce is banished to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, she’s soon on familiar ground when, on her first night, a mummified body is dislodged from a chimney, and she is presented with a gruesome puzzle to solve. Girls have been disappearing with alarming regularity, leading Flavia to wonder not only how and why but what exactly is the academy's true purpose? Flavia must enter a shadowy world where truth and lies seem interchangeable and no one can be trusted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lighthearted, a little gruesome & perceptive

    • By Michelle on 16-10-17

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

    • Flavia de Luce, Book 8
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is back at Buckshaw at last, but her homecoming is overshadowed by news of her father's illness. Forbidden from visiting him in hospital, Flavia busies herself in the village, but she soon makes a macabre discovery: the corpse of a reclusive woodcarver in an empty house, except for a curiously uncurious cat. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. However, what awaits Flavia will shake her to the core.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought the reader was excellent

    • By carolr on 08-09-18

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

    • Flavia de Luce, Book 9
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with her reluctant family. Languishing in boredom, she drags a slack hand in the water - and catches her fingers in the open mouth of a drowned corpse. Flavia needs to put her super-sleuthing skills to the test to investigate the murder of three gossips in the local church and to keep her sisters out of danger.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    The absence of Flavia DeLuce’s mother, Harriet, has always cast a shadow, since her presumed death in a mountaineering accident in Tibet. Now, astonishingly, a specially commissioned train is bringing Harriet back to Buckshaw. But rather than putting the past finally to rest, Harriet's return is set to trigger a further series of bizarre and deadly events, as a most curious group of individuals converge on Buckshaw to pay their respects…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful idiosyncratic, funny,unique heroine

    • By Bard Groupie on 24-08-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    With the family finances in a parlous state, Flavia's father has rented Buckshaw to a film company for a location shooting. When a heavy snowfall cuts the village off, the actors are talked into staging a benefit performance in the parish hall. But old jealousies surface, and the leading lady is murdered. Flavia, who has been enlisted to help out behind the scenes, finds herself up to her knees in snow - and murder!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent

    • By MR MARK T LISTER on 22-10-17

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Speaking From Among the Bones

    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The villagers of Bishop’s Lacey are holding their collective breath as St Tancred’s tomb in the local church is about to be opened after five hundred years. Inveterate eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce is first at the scene, but the body she finds lying there is not that of a desiccated saint; it is Mr Collicutt, St Tancred's celebrated organist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flavia is unique

    • By Bard Groupie on 03-09-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Mord ist kein Kinderspiel

    • Flavia de Luce 2
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Andrea Sawatzki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Nie zuvor hat die junge Flavia de Luce einen so aufregenden Theaterabend erlebt...

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Mord im Gurkenbeet

    • Flavia de Luce 1
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Torsten Münchow, Sascha Rotermund, Maria Koschny
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Die junge Flavia de Luce staunt nicht schlecht, als sie im ersten Morgenlicht eine Leiche im Garten entdeckt - ausgerechnet im Gurkenbeet! Jeder hält ihren Vater für den Mörder, denn Colonel de Luce hat sich noch tags zuvor mit dem Verblichenen gestritten. Nur ein einziger Mensch glaubt felsenfest an die Unschuld des Colonels - seine naseweise Tochter Flavia.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Vorhang auf für eine Leiche

    • Flavia de Luce 4
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Andrea Sawatzki
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Flavia de Luce und ihre Familie stehen kurz vor dem finanziellen Ruin. Da tut sich plötzlich eine unverhoffte Geldquelle auf...

    Regular price: £12.09

    • Mord im Gurkenbeet

    • Flavia de Luce 1
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Andrea Sawatzki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Flavia ist zwar erst elf, hat es aber faustdick hinter den Ohren bzw. in ihrem Labor. Die Leidenschaft der klugen Kleinen gilt nämlich der Chemie...

    Regular price: £9.49