Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Speaking From Among the Bones

Title: Speaking From Among the Bones

Author: Alan Bradley; Read by Jayne Entwistle

Publisher: Books on Tape

Series: Flavia de Luce, Bk 5

ISBN: 9780307879837

Length: 8 discs; 10 hours, 2 minutes

Obtained: Library copy


What to say?  This was another fun mystery featuring Flavia's escapades.  I can't help truly enjoying each addition to this series.  So I had a shock with the ending, but we'll get to that later. 

I actually managed to read a book in the proper season!  The story is set around Easter.  Right.  Moving on.

For the mystery itself.  They are opening up the burial place of St. Tancred, but first they stumble across the body of the organist they thought had just up and left.  As luck has it, Flavia is the one to have actually made the discovery.  And she wouldn't be the Flavia we've grown to know and love if she didn't investigate.  I, not being adept with chemicals, or available to observe, etc. did not guess the murderer(s).

But for the personal aspect (which really caught me in this book), Flavia's bond with her sisters seems to be growing through the changes in life - the risk to their home, Ophelia's growing and possible marriage...  While Flavia loves her father, I still find it difficult to get her understanding of his distant nature.  I wouldn't be able to stand that.  But she does have other father-figures.  Dogger, the Inspector Hewitt, and the vicar all seem to pick up the slack where her father is concerned.

Which brings me to the shock ending.  And by ending I mean the last line or so.  My goodness, I can't wait for the next book, The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches.  What a cliffhanger!


  1. Had to laugh at the proper season thing. I'm never in season. ;)

    1. ::sigh:: Neither am I for the most part. It was a nice change.


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