I am Half-Sick of Shadows, by Alan Bradley
by Joan Marshall - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 1:05pm
In this hilarious fourth book of the series, amateur detective 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, a chemistry genius whose speciality is poisons, sets out to trap Father Christmas but is (momentarily) distracted by a film crew's work in her ancestral home, Bradshaw. As a blizzard strands half the population of the village at Bradshaw, famous actress Phyllis Wyvern is found strangled with 16 mm film. With so many suspects, can Flavia once again stay ahead of Inspector Hewit or will the murderer stumble into the open through snowdrifts and the bitter cold?
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