The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce, #10) by Alan Bradley

The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce, #10)

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop’s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce’s sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding,” muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An ...

Details The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce, #10)

TitleThe Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce, #10)
Release DateJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreMystery, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Audiobook

Reviews The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce, #10)

  • JanB
    Despite her recent heartaches and troubles Flavia is still her usual precocious, chemistry-loving self, and she remains one of my very favorite fictional characters. Life is full of changes, and in this installment her sister Feely is getting married. The festivities grinds to a halt when a severed finger is found in the wedding cake. Feely faints dead away but, of course, Flavia is delighted at this turn of events. She surreptitiously whisks the...
  • Judy Lesley
    Our little girl is growing up and, frankly, I'm glad to see it. Flavia is still only 12 years old but life hasn't been kind to her so this is the book where she is allowed to grieve for all the heartaches in her young life. Add to that the marriage of her sister Ophelia and Flavia needed this investigation to get her through some tough times. Arthur W. Dogger & Associates, Discreet Investigations tells us all we need to know about where this book...
  • Kristy
    Flavia's sister, Feely, is finally getting married. But at the wedding, as Feely and Dieter cut their cake, Feely slices into a human finger! How very Flavia! It's certainly a case for Arthur W. Dogger & Associates, with Flavia being the main associate, of course. And, not long after, the two are hired by a Mrs. Prill to help track down some missing letters. Flavia and Dogger barely know where to focus first. Then someone else winds up dead--with...
  • Marni Port
    Perhaps Alan Bradley has tired of his ingenue, Flavia. Those of us who fell in love with Flavia in the earlier books have come to expect her effervescent personality, her deep curiosity, and the childish awkwardness that comes from having a brain much more advanced than her social/emotional skills.Flavia expressed her usual love of all things science, but missing was the precociousness that made her so endearing in earlier books Frankly, she's ma...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD starts off with Flavia's sister Ophelia getting married. Flavia is delighted when Ophelia discovers a severed human finger in the cake and she rushes away to examine it...Whose finger is it to and why has it been placed in the wedding cake?READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION!
  • Holly
    Its so nice to catch up with Flavia:) After the death of her father and her oldest sister getting married, she and Dogger set up their own investigative agency. Something is up in Bishop's Lacey and Flavia sets out to find out what. Two missionaries from Africa are staying at Buckshaw but Flavia thinks there's something not right about the two ladies. Leave it to Flavia to be curious and want to "snoop". Her and Dogger are quite the team! It's no...
  • Beth Cato
    I received this galley via NetGalley. To be clear about my excitement about this 10th book in the Flavia series, let it be known that I stalked NetGalley for the past several weeks, checking every few days to see if this book had shown up yet. When it did appear, I immediately put in my request. When it was approved a few hours later, I squealed with glee.So yeah, you might say my expectations were high.The Golden Tresses of the Dead revives all ...
  • Jeanette
    So Flavia #10 is fun. Much funnier than the last few, for sure. I could have given it a 4 stars for the "growth" aspect of a few pages in which Flavia has the thought that hits her similar to St. Paul being struck off his horse on the road to Damascus for a dawning of "understanding" that she does and will need other people. If not now, eventually.Saying that the plot is silly to ridiculous is why I can't go 4 stars after all is said and done tho...
  • Kevin
    I adore Flavia De Luce! In a word, delightful! Do yourself a favor and start this series which begins with the brilliant and Edgar Award winning, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.”
  • Ashley
    Flavia (and Dogger) continue to delight me. The mysteries continue to frustrate me. Will I continue to read this series (even though this was originally supposed to be the last book)? Most likely. The book opens at Flavia's sister's wedding to the German POW Dieter. Feely finds a severed finger in her wedding cake. She loses it and almost ruins her own wedding; Flavia is fascinated, and quickly tucks the finger away. Whose finger is it? Who put i...
  • Wendi
    So now we do (definitively: see here) have the final Flavia. And it is quite... flat for me. I'm never going to complain about a heavy focus on Dogger, which the tenth and final book in the Flavia series gifts us. Same with Gladys, who acted in the same endearing way she always does. But they were the only two characters (other than Flavia herself) who were the most present originals; Flavia is virtually an orphan in this story, which is likely i...
  • Elyse
    NetGalley ARC.Word is that this will NOT be Flavia's last adventure!!! *phew*Now that that is out of the way! I haven't listened to a Flavia audiobook since Speaking from Among the Bones but I still have Jayne Entwhistle's charming Flavia voice in my head. :) She's delightful, listen to the audiobooks!Arthur W. Dogger & Associates. *swoon* I LOVE Dogger and Flavia so so much. Everyone seems to have moved on fairly well from the traumatic events o...
  • Julie
    Quite simply, I loved it! Flavia is on top form and I truly enjoyed her detective work with Dogger and the camaraderie that they share. Narrator Jane Entwistle voices Flavia perfectly.
  • Karen
    12-year old Flavia is back with another crime to solve; this time when a severed finger is found in her sister’s wedding cake. Precocious chemist/whiz kid Flavia and wise mentor Dogger are on the case. I love everything about this great team, their shenanigans, banter and clever reasonings. Bradley is a master of witty dialogue and distinctive turn-of-phrase. Thanks to Random House Ballentine for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Bradle...
  • Megan
    In this 10th installment life for Flavia is full of changes. The most noticeable is her sister Feely's marriage. The more subtle is changes in Flavia herself as she is on the verge of becoming a teenager. Never fear though, Flavia is still a girl that loves chemistry and solving crimes. Imagine her excitement when a human finger is found in her sister's wedding cake! She views it as the perfect first case for her and Dogger to investigate, which ...
  • Mark Baker
    The day has finally arrived – Flavia’s oldest sister is getting married. Considering how rocky her romantic life has been over the years, this is a bit surprising. The wedding is beautiful, but when the newlyweds go to cut the cake, they find a finger in the cake. How did it get there? Who did it belong to? Before Flavia can really dig into this case, she and Dogger get their first client for their new Arthur W. Dogger and Associates Discreet...
  • Rebecca
    A new case – the first proper one for 12-year-old Flavia via “Arthur W. Dogger & Associates—Discreet Investigations” – begins at her older sister’s wedding reception, when the bride and groom cut the cake and find a severed human finger. Homeopathic-type potions, West African missionaries, and railway journeys to Brookwood Cemetery, a Victorian-era landmark, are major elements in what ensues.Mrs. Mullet and Undine have somewhat expand...
  • Susan Johnson
    Flavia is back with the discovery of an embalmed finger in her sister's wedding cake. She, of course is delighted to discover it and with her faithful partner/valet, Dogger, she undertakes the investigation of just how that finger got there.. At 12, Flavia is even more isolated than ever. At orphan with her eldest sister getting married off, I worry about how she is going to cope with everything. I am frankly perplexed at how she lives alone wit...
  • Julie Durnell
    Flavia is decidedly growing up, not so precocious as cunning, curious, observant and always erudite, especially in the chemistry field. Her sleuthing skills are well honed as she teems up with admirable Mr. Dogger, who instructs and keeps her centered in her lonely life without Father, and very little interaction with her sisters. Undine, as her younger cousin, is becoming very useful although she is quite unpredictable. Her relationships with Cy...
  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    Actual rating 3.5 stars.
  • Donna
    Flavia is such a delight. I enjoy her antics, her family, and her own way of getting away with things. This one seemed a little more 'science-y' than the others, but this character pulls it off because she is just a little girl and she is always so tickled that she knows this stuff. She knows just how to utilize it to figure out the mystery. I enjoyed the story line and how Dogger and Flavia worked together. Dogger is a solid influence and I like...
  • Sophia
    Flavia's sister, Ophelia, is getting married and not even a macabre incident gets in the way. Flavia is more interested in this incident than caring about her sister's marrying and moving on. Then, the detective agency she and Dogger, her father's former valet, open has their first customer. But, it isn't long when a case to find missing letters turns into a murder investigation. I have been meaning to try this series for a long time. And, in ret...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    Oh, I fell in love with the intrepid Flavia DeLuce ten years ago. The tenth book to feature Alan Bradley's spunky young sleuth is the newly released The Golden Tresses of the Dead.If you've not read this series (you must!), it takes place in 1950's England in a rambling old mansion near a small village called Bishop's Lacey. Bodies and murder seem to find twelve year old Flavia. And she invariably finds the murderer, using her deductive skills an...
  • Alisha
    I always enjoy an excursion into the world of Flavia de Luce, the chemistry whiz-kid and mystery-solver extraordinaire of rural 1950's England. The mystery in this installment took a back seat to the characters--and there were really only two to focus on, Flavia, and her father-figure/crime-solving-partner Dogger. These two interact beautifully, and Flavia continues to mature emotionally in small ways as she's growing up.The book did suffer a bit...
  • Kaethe Douglas
    Like everyone else, I love these books because I love Flavia and the cast of villagers around her. I point this out, because really, I wouldn't want anyone to think it was the mystery per se that was the charm. The crime doesn't really make any sense, nor is there ever really any effort to explain it. The crime is never the point. There is a certain amount of chemistry expected and delivered, as well a bit of medicine, some literature, and really...
  • Carolyn
    It is always a pleasure to find a new book in the Flavia de Luce series. This may not be the strongest book in the ten book series, but the characters and plots are so unique each one is a joy to read. Twelve-year-old Flavia is a chemistry expert, with a particular fascination for poisonous substances. She is also a sleuth and busybody. She is more focused and not as annoying as in previous books but seems to be growing conceited from all her tal...
  • Shiloah
    I finished my beloved Flavia book tonight. Now, I’ll sit and brood that the series is over and that even good things must come to an end. I took far too long to read it, but I insisted on savoring my time with Flavia. *Note: about 3/4 of the way through the book, you might avoid eating while reading this book. You’re welcome. *Note 2: If you read Flavia for the mystery you’ll be disappointed. If you read it for the fun of Flavia, you’ll b...
  • Joyce
    I've listened to and enjoyed the entire series, and it's a series for which I always look forward with great anticipation to the next entry. This one is particularly satisfying because, with the establishment of Arthur Dogger & Associates, the investigation firm that Flavia's father's valet and gardener has set up, we glimpse the Flavia's future, solving cases with no end in sight. Here too Bradley expands the role and character of Undine, Flavia...
  • Patricia Kaiser
    Puh, it's so hard to rate this novel. I have to collect my thoughts and write a review in a couple of days.