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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia De Luce Novel
Set in 1951, Bradley’s seventh Flavia de Luce whodunit (after The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, 2014) takes preteen sleuth Flavia to Canada, where she must attend her late mother’s alma mater, Miss Bodycoyote’s Female Academy (which is rumored to be haunted). On her very first night there, a fellow student bursts into her room and reveals that three girls have already disappeared from the school without a trace. When headmistress Miss Fawlthorne knocks at Flavia’s door, the classmate flees up the chimney, dislodging a charred, mummified corpse. Flavia is of course on the hunt for the victim’s identity--as well as the suspects, the means, and the motives.
The Empty Throne
The eighth volume in Cornwell’s Saxon Tales series finds the intrepid Uhtred ailing after being speared in the battle that ended The Pagan Lord (2014). That same battle also wounded Aethelred, the ruler of Mercia. As he is dying, leaving no legitimate heir, the Mercian landowners have been summoned to select a successor. Uhtred has his hands full fiercely defending Aethelred’s widow and her royal claim to the throne while searching for the stolen sword he believes will regain his strength. “Once again, Cornwell perfectly mixes the history and personalities of tenth-century England with several battles, trickery, and treachery.” (Library Journal)
Trust No One
After Grace Elland’s boss, self-help guru Sprague Witherspoon, doesn’t show up for work, his staff asks her to visit his home, where she discovers his apparent suicide. She also finds a bottle of vodka, which reminds Grace that this wasn’t the first time she’s seen a dead corpse. Soon she begins receiving inspirational messages from Witherspoon’s personal email account, and it’s obvious someone is targeting her. Enter businessman Julius Arkwright, who’s more than willing to help Grace link Sprague’s death with the traumatic killing that occurred when she was just 16. More romantic suspense from the author of River Road (2014).
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