The Golden Tresses of the Dead

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

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Flavia and Dogger investigate when a human finger is found inside Flavia's sister's wedding cake.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Doubleday Canada, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780385678476
0385678479
Branch Call Number: FIC BRADL
Characteristics: 305 pages

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brangwinn
Apr 18, 2019

Not my favorite book in the series. Flavia and Dogger are much more developed characters than appear in this book.

noramw Mar 28, 2019

Flavia continues to be a delight! Her sharp, analytical mind paired with her still-vulnerable preteen self and hilarious turns of phrase make her an unforgettable heroine. This latest installment brings her comradeship with Dogger to the fore (a cheer from me) and lets the pair revel in their respective areas of expertise as they investigate poisons, curious medicines, and small town intrigues.

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gloryb
Mar 08, 2019

Bradley's fans of novels about the character, Flavia de Luce, will find his recent novel filled to capacity with cliques, similes, allusions, quotes, chemical names, and definitions of Greek and Latin words. Somewhere amongst this verbiage is a plot. Flavia and Dogger solve 2 murders, but, with all of the above distractions acting as fillers and thus extending the novel, the plot isn't that thrilling. Bradley's fans probably enjoy his books more for his clever use of English and his characterization of the child detective, Flavia, than for the plot. This novel could be read as a stand alone, but the relationships among the characters, which have been built throughout the series, would not be as clear.

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ApollosRaven
Feb 28, 2019

Excellent addition to this marvelous series.

Tigard_AnnieS Feb 28, 2019

While cutting the cake at her wedding reception, Flavia's oldest sister Ophelia discovers a severed human finger. In true fashion Flavia is on the spot and ready to begin an investigation with her partner Arthur Dodger. This installment focuses heavily on their professional relationship, and really, who doesn't want to know more about Dodger? Accessible writing helps the story move along quickly

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KatherineHere
Feb 03, 2019

Flavia fans will not be disappointed.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 31, 2019

I consider any book that opens with a severed finger inside a wedding cake to be excellent reading, and this was happily the case with this one. I love the Flavia de Luce series -- she has such a distinctive narrative voice (and, omg, if you have never listened to one of these books on audio, you must -- Jayne Entwhistle is a PERFECT Flavia) and yet Bradley has continued to develop her character over the course of the series, as one would expect of a character who was little more than a child when the series began (and is still only a teenager). May there be many more adventures for Flavia to come.

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bibliophyte76
Dec 07, 2018

You obviously need a few more copies of this edition.

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