The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9) by Alan Bradley

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9)

Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with her reluctant family. Languishing in boredom, she drags a slack hand in the water, and catches her fingers in the open mouth of a drowned corpse.Brought to shore, the dead man is found to be dressed in blue silk with ribbons at the knee, and wearing a single red ballet slipper.Flavia needs to put her super-sleuthing skills to the test to investigate the murder of three ...

Details The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9)

TitleThe Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9)
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreMystery, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adult

Reviews The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9)

  • Petra
    NOTE: I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest review.This is a bittersweet story. On the one hand, Flavia is growing up and maturing. It's wonderful to see the person she is becoming emerge. On the other hand, Flavia is changing and that's always a bit sad. Childhood is ending. I am enjoying how the relationships between the sisters is being exposed in the last couple of books. Also, Flavia's relationship with Dogger is more focu...
  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    Thanks, Petra!Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Charming as ever, but part of the plot could make more sense.
  • Judy Lesley
    I received an ARC of this novel through the Amazon Vine Voices program and Delacorte Press. Thank you.I am so very pleased to see that book #10 in the Flavia de Luce series is back to 5 star status for me! Alan Bradley has given readers a twelve year old girl and a mystery situation we can fully accept and enjoy. This story picks up six months after the sad ending of the previous story and Flavia, Ophelia, Daphne, Dogger and Mrs. Mullet are suffe...
  • Suzze Tiernan
    While on a getaway trip with Dogger and her sisters, Flavia finds a dead body. Of course she must investigate.
  • Casey (caseyrosereads)
    4.5 stars rounded up After 9 books centered around this precocious main character, you know exactly what kind of story you'll be getting. But it's the familiar (but not formulaic) style and well-loved characters that make me want to return again and again to the world of Flavia de Luce.I assume the 9th book is not going to be the first book someone picks up, but if in case you're new to the series, start with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pi...
  • Alisha
    In the latest offering in Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series, the mystery is a bit of a slow affair, but the characters are as interesting as ever.After the events of the previous book, Flavia and family required a bit of a break (no spoilers, of course!). The main strength of this book is to reaffirm the relationships that are important to Flavia, particularly with her father's old best friend Dogger and her sisters.When the family is out for ...
  • Jenny
    Thank you Random House and NetGalley for the digital ARC. Flavia is back! Oh, how I missed her! This new adventure picks up six months after the last book ended. Flavia and her sisters have been dealt a rough blow and it's up to Dogger to help them through it. It's nice to see Dogger play a bigger role in the books. He's been under-utilized in past outings. Without giving anything away, I look forward to what future adventures await Flavia, her s...
  • Beth Cato
    I received an ebook from the publisher via Netgalley.I adore the Flavia series. It is one of my all-time favorites, and my expectations are so high at this point, it can be difficult for each new book to live up to them. That said, I found this 8th entry in the series to be slightly weaker... though it is still an excellent mystery. I don't think there is such a thing as a bad Flavia book!I will skirt around spoilers, and state that the de Luce f...
  • J.S.
    "Have you ever stuck your hands into the pockets of a corpse? Perhaps not. I myself have done it on only a couple of occasions, and I can tell you that it's not always the most pleasant of occupations."Flavia and her sisters are enjoying a lazy river trip (actually, they're bored to death by it) when they happen to float by the church where 3 elderly spinsters were poisoned by their priest two years earlier. As Flavia drags her hand in the water,...
  • Robyn
    The Grave’s a Fine and Private PlaceBy Allen Bradley The release date noted as: January 30th 2018First of all my Thanks goes to Random House Books and to Goodreads for the giveaway. This is my first Allen Bradley book that I have read. The first in the series for me, which actually is book number 9 in the series. I will have to go back and start the series at book one; as I am intrigued how the characters started. I am also interested in more a...