Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley audiobook

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley
Read by Jayne Entwistle

Random House Audio 9780345539960

The Flavia de Luce Series: Book 8

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed as “a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes” by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a Christmas mystery from award-winning author Alan Bradley. In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar’s wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man’s body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It’s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one’s spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core. Praise for Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d “Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series.”Library Journal (starred review) “There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.”London Free Press “Flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability.”Shelf Awareness “Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story.”Library Reads “An eleven-year-old prodigy with an astonishing mind for chemistry and a particular interest in poisons.”The Strand Magazine (Five of the Best Historical Heroines) “Bradley’s preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you.”Kirkus Reviews

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Summary

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A New York Times Bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2016

A September 2016 LibraryReads Pick

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed as “a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes” by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a Christmas mystery from award-winning author Alan Bradley.

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar’s wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man’s body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It’s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one’s spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core.

Praise for Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d

“Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series.”Library Journal (starred review)

“There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.”London Free Press

“Flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability.”Shelf Awareness

“Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story.”Library Reads

“An eleven-year-old prodigy with an astonishing mind for chemistry and a particular interest in poisons.”The Strand Magazine (Five of the Best Historical Heroines)

“Bradley’s preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you.”Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story. Library Reads
An eleven-year-old prodigy with an astonishing mind for chemistry and a particular interest in poisons. The Strand Magazine (Five of the Best Historical Heroines)
Bradley’s preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you. Kirkus Reviews
Flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability. Shelf Awareness
There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped. London Free Press
Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series. Library Journal (starred review)
“Child detectives can irritate, but Flavia’s a winner, a mix of sparky irreverence and wrathful propriety who evades the preciousness endemic to the species.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Jayne Entwistle is rousing in this eighth Flavia de Luce novel…Entwistle artfully captures Dogger, Mr. de Luce’s servant and Flavia’s great friend, and Mrs. Bannerman, with her warm Canadian accent, as she helps Flavia research her theories. Audio is the perfect format.” AudioFile
“There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.” London Free Press

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Author

Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of novels, short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the CWA Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English