As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7) by Alan Bradley

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)

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, sett...


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TitleAs Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
ISBN9780345539939
Author
Release DateJan 6th, 2015
PublisherDelacorte Press
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages392 pages
GenreMystery, Historical, Fiction, Audiobook
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Reviews As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)

  • Judy Lesley
    2014-12-01
    While I liked the continued character building of this incredible fictional youngster, Flavia de Luce, I cannot in all honesty say I enjoyed this book as a whole. It will always be set apart in my mind as "that Flavia book", the one I kept arguing with. One of the major reasons I have been able to accept an 11 year old girl, now turned 12, as the solver of all her previous murder investigations is because the author gave me logical reasons for ev...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2014-12-15
    Flavia De Luce is sent from her home at Buckshaw, England to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto, her mother’s alma mater. She is there to be inducted into the mysterious organization called Nide. But a body comes crashing down out of the chimney the very first night at the school and Flavia can’t help trying to find out the identity of the dead body and who stuffed it into the chimney.This is my first Flavia De Luce book, but not my ...
  • Linette
    2014-06-06
    Flavia goes on an adventure to Canada. A reluctant adventure, as it was not her choice to leave dear Buckshaw and the people she loves. Still, she faces her voyage in true Flavia fashion, with flair and tongue firmly in cheek. Flavia's way of seeing things still makes me smile. A description of a woman she meets:'She was wrapped in a dress of turquoise silk, with a matching scarf on her head and far too much magenta lipstick on her mouth. Need I ...
  • Ash
    2014-07-25
    Oh my Lord.. Flavia....oh my Lord.I can't wait!!!!!!I have to admit I was a tad disappointed in this book of the series.It didn't seem to be of the same caliber as the other books,but still enjoyable.
  • Ellinor
    2014-09-29
    Flavia is starting her first year at Miss Bodycote's Academy. She's homesick a lot - and so was I. I liked how the school and its inhabitants were described. But it was not Buckshaw. Dogger, Flavia's father and sisters, Mr and Mrs Mullet still are present in Flavia's thoughts but it's just not the same.I also found the crime rather confusing. There are so many new characters that I sometimes lost track of who was who. In the end comes to a logic ...
  • Richard Derus
    2015-02-26
    Rating: 3.75* of fiveThe Publisher Says: 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 o...
  • Rebecca Foster
    2014-07-23
    From the beginning I’ve been a big fan of Flavia de Luce, and I thought Book #6 (The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches) was the best yet. Unfortunately, this seventh book felt like a misstep. The biggest change is that Flavia is not freewheeling about her beloved English village, but banished to an all-girls’ boarding school outside Toronto. Although there are some promising characters (with quirky nicknames) to make up for the change, none quite ...
  • ☮Karen
    2014-11-23
    3.5 stars. Book was courtesy of NetGalley.Flavia at the age of twelve --finally-- has left her beloved Buckshaw to sail off to a girls' school in Canada, the same school where her late mother attended and is still much revered. Upon being awaken in the middle of her first night by a schoolmate, a human skeleton is discovered when it conveniently plops down from within the fireplace chimney, much to Flavia's shear delight. Who is this corpse, how ...
  • Wendi
    2014-05-16
    My god, am I hesitant to criticize an author's choice to change things up. It seems as though, as readers, we're always hoping that an author will take our favourite characters in new and exciting directions... and at the same time we fear losing all those things that make them our favourite characters - personality, context, place, secondary characters off which they ping and play and conflict. And before reading As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust...
  • Nadine
    2014-06-02
    Tread carefully if you haven't read the 6th installment, this is no real, huge spoiler but I was surprised by the ending of book 6 and don't wanna spoil the surprise for anybody.Flavia sets out for a new life: She arrives at her new school in Canada and is torn between excitement and homesickness. But luckily (for someone like our Flavia) in her first night at the new school a dead body is found. To Flavia's joy in the chimney of her own bedroom....
  • Lynn
    2017-01-11
    Fun adventure for Flavia away from Bishop's Lacey. I missed Dogger and Gladys but Flavia met a role model only she could love (view spoiler)[(an acquitted husband poisoner with an electron microscope who orders late-night Chemistry experiments and assists the police) (hide spoiler)]. Also a shocking discovery -- the correct pronunciation is [FLAY-vee-ah] not [FLAH-vee-ah].
  • Anna
    2015-01-30
    Yaroo!It is very difficult to sustain a series with strong characters and interesting situations along with that level of wit and articulacy which is why this book is such a gem. I think I remember reading that the series would continue through 6 books, but I am very thrilled that the series will continue.Flavia is in Toronto but her heart is at Buckshaw; she has to learn to contend with her new circumstances ... turning 12, her mother's legacy, ...
  • Carol
    2014-08-15
    Surprisingly I did not find this book as wonderful and entertaining as the author's previous works. Maybe it is because Flavia was out of her element, or maybe I missed the other ancillary characters that enhanced her life in the stories, but this book just lacked the charm of the previous ones. Happily the author plans to return his heroine to her mileeu in the next book. The mystery was ok but again did not have the verve of previous stories. S...
  • Michele
    2014-11-07
    Flavia de Luce #7. For those who have been faithfully following the Flavia de Luce series, we knew As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust was going to be a major turning point for our intrepid young heroine. Bradley's last novel left us with the tantalizing knowledge that Flavia was being shipped off to a rather unusual boarding school in Canada.And so this novel begins and the entire thing must have been a challenge for Bradley given that most of the ...
  • Donna
    2015-07-20
    This is the 7th book in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. I have enjoyed them all, but this one is my favorite one yet. I loved the story line. It was well crafted. I also loved the humor. Flavia is a smart little cookie and her antics were creative and often funny. I missed Dogger and the family dynamic she had when she was at home. So I was pleasantly surprised the characters in this book were equally loaded with strong traits and help...
  • Holly
    2014-10-05
    Another wonderful installment in this series. The 7th book & I'm still not tired of Flavia's story. I just want to give so much love to her, the little outcast that she is. This time she was in Canada &, although, it was great to have new characters & scenery, I missed Buckshaw & Bishop's Lacey.
  • Sue
    2014-10-02
    Thank you to Netgalley, Random House Publishing Group-Bantam Dell and author, Alan Bradley, for the ARC of "As Chimney Sweepers Comes to Dust", (Flavia de Luce, #7). Here we return to the series, but the setting for this novel has changed from the UK to Toronto, Canada.The village of Bishop's Lacey and Buckshaw, where Falvia de Luce's father and sisters Ophelia and Dalphne were carrying on with their lives. But for twelve year old Falvia, after t...
  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    2014-09-12
    My ARC courtesy of Random House/Net Galley - much thanks!3.5 stars.Flavia de Luce goes away to school in Canada, and finds a mummified corpse up (or, rather, down) her chimney the first night. I missed the Buckshaw/Bishop's Lacey gang, but still a fun read.For a further review: http://susannag.booklikes.com/post/10... .
  • Karen Witzler
    2014-09-29
    As others have said, this is one of the best in the series. It is sort of like Flavia goes to Hogwarts (for female spies and assassins), but has quite interesting characters and features a fine chemical experiment at the end. I did miss Buckshaw and Bishop's Lacey.
  • Jamie
    2015-03-11
    I hate hate hate to rate this so low. I love Flavia! I love this series. However, this one felt so very forced to me. It read as if Alan Bradley just really needed a different location in which to place Flavia. He sends her from her family home in England (Buckshaw) to a private girls school in Canada. Then within hours of her arrival she finds a dead body, in a very unbelievable place I might add. Between that and other people disappearing I was...
  • Suzy
    2016-05-28
    I am an avowed fan of the Flavia de Luce series and have rated every book up to this one with a solid 4 stars. This 7th installment was overall less engaging to me. Flavia who just turned 12, has been "banished" to Toronto to the boarding school her mother attended, Miss Bodycote's Female Academy. I realized early in this read that much of the interest of the series revolves around the dynamics created with Flavia's family, the family's estate Bu...
  • Stephanie
    2014-11-06
    Flavia de Luce is "banished" from her beloved Buckshaw and sent overseas to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Toronto, Canada. Upon her arrival, she is almost immediately beset by a mystery to solve. A body literally falls out of the chimney in her new room at the academy.While I enjoyed getting another visit with Flavia, this was not one of the better mysteries of the series. I am also still confused about what Flavia was supposed to be doing at...
  • Kathy Worrell ツ
    2015-02-08
    Alan Bradley has such a beautiful way with words. I love his stories and how he is able to create a 12 year old girl with such realism and flair.I wasn't sure I wanted to read about Flavia in another setting; I really loved her English family and her home. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed her adventures in Canada. I find the author's endings to be a little weak, but the mystery more than makes up for it. 4 Stars
  • DeB MaRtEnS
    2017-01-25
    Couldn't get into it... the setting, perhaps? It dragged, and I dragged with it. I loved all before it, so don't wish to spoil those experiences.
  • Keksisbaby
    2014-09-19
    „Verbannt!“ Das ist alles woran Flavia denken kann, als sie von ihrem Vater auf ein Mädcheninternat nach Kanada geschickt wird. Flavia wäre aber nicht Flavia, wenn ihr nicht schon bei der nächstbesten Gelegenheit eine Leiche vor die Füße fallen würde. Eingerollt in eine verrußte Fahne kommt das Skelett geradewegs aus ihrem Kamin. Was für ein Zufall das ohnehin das Gerücht kursiert, es verschwinden immer wieder Mädchen von Miss Bodyc...
  • LJ
    2014-12-04
    First Sentence: “Banished!” the wild wind shrieked as it tore at my face.Falva de Luce has been sent off to boarding school in Toronto; the same school her mother had attended. On her first night there, down from the chimney in her room drops a charred and mummified body. It had clearly been there some time and it’s head had separated from the rest. Flavia is determined both to find out the victim’s identity and who killed her, but also s...
  • Susan Johnson
    2014-10-05
    I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an impartial review. Flavia de Luce is "banished" from her beloved Buckshaw when she is sent to her mother's alma mater school, Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, in Canada. She is escorted there by a Dr. Rainsmith and his annoying wife. He is the chairman of the academy's board of guardians. Flavia will be trained to assume a hereditary role in a secret society, The Nide. After a long and difficu...
  • Heather
    2014-12-09
    While the typical stage is set for a Flavia drama-the corpse, the mystery, the wit, the characters and even a chem lab-the plot and character development is not there. The reality in book #7, is that we are dealing with a new Flavia. She is a girl who has gone through much trauma, and in the process lost her sense of self-an identity primarily derived from her life at Buckshaw, her family and community in Bishops Lacey. It is clear that the autho...
  • Tiffany
    2017-02-12
    I really enjoyed this installment of the Flavia De Luce series. Flavia is sent off to Canada to the girls school where her mother attended. Lonely and a new girl it's not long before she sets herself to solving another mystery. Can't wait to read the next book!
  • Sharla
    2014-10-09
    I loved this latest addition to the Flavia de Luce series. I thought I would miss the setting of her ancestral home, Buckshaw, but found that it was fun and refreshing to see her in an entirely new place (a Canadian boarding school) with new characters. The only thing that did not seem to be sufficiently clear in the end was the switching of the skulls. Flavia is as always, a precocious prodigy with an underlying and endearing innocence.