The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
3 journalers for this copy...
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.
Journal Entry 2
Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Oh yes, very interesting, quite exciting and a bit sad too. I liked this a lot!
Journal Entry 3
Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, April 10, 2022
Released 1 yr ago (4/11/2022 UTC) at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland
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To Mecu next on European Wishlist tag-game! Enjoy!
Journal Entry 4
Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Thanks a lot for the wishlist book, Chania! Now I think I've got all the rest Flavia books and can continue with the series.
Journal Entry 5
Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Saturday, October 22, 2022
"The finding of the film had been a godsend. Viewing it, I thought, might provide a new window into the past: a window that would help me see more clearly into the future.
This was one of those troublesome thoughts with which I had recently begun to be plagued: new, raw, and still not entirely to be trusted. It was like thinking, sometimes, with someone else's brain. It had something to do with being almost twelve, and I wasn't sure I approved it entirely."
Flavia's long lost mother is coming home which changes everything at Buckshaw and in the de Luce family. The death of a strange man begins to unravel secrets and connections, leading all the way to the Prime Minister. Things are about to change for good.
I liked this 6th Flavia novel even though it has darker themes than the previous ones.
Journal Entry 6
Miitti, Finland -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Released 2 mos ago (9/30/2023 UTC) at Miitti, Finland -- Controlled Releases
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The book found a new reader at the Tampere meeting today.
Journal Entry 7
Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, October 1, 2023
I took this from our local meeting. I'm not sure have I read this already on Finnish, have to check. Anyhow, good to have books just on case.... :D