Thursday, April 9, 2015

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
Flavia de Luce #6
Published by Delacorte Press on January 6, 2015

Summary: "Hard on the heels of the return of her mother’s body from the frozen reaches of the Himalayas, Flavia, for her indiscretions, is banished from her home at Buckshaw and shipped across the ocean to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto, her mother’s alma mater, there to be inducted into a mysterious organization known as the Nide.

No sooner does she arrive, however, than a body comes crashing down out of the chimney and into her room, setting off a series of investigations into mysterious disappearances of girls from the school." -- From Goodreads

I loved this book.  It was full of surprises!  Flavia travels to Canada and arrives at an all-girls boarding school.  Where she learns spy things.  I was a bit disappointed that Bradley didn't delve into Flavia's schooling/ spy school a bit more.  I'm still a little confused to what exactly she's going to be doing.  

Overall, I think this was probably my favorite Flavia mystery to date.  The revolving cast of characters makes this story highly entertaining.  I wish Flavia would have stayed in Canada longer, and now I'm especially excited to learn where Flavia is going to go next.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.

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