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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, by Alan Bradley

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley

This Flavia de Luce mystery is set in only a weekend's worth of time at Buckshaw, the collapsing mansion of her ancestors - but what an action-packed weekend!


This tale features the return of Harriet, a murder at the train station, the return of Harriet's Gypsy Moth airplane, Blithe Spirit, the hijinks of a de Luce child even more impossible than Flavia, more about Dogger and the war, a visit from Winston Churchill, Flavia's meditations and investigations with chemistry (occasionally fairly gross), and it ends with a twist in Flavia's direction in life as great as the revelation at the end of Speaking from Among the Bones that Harriet had been found.


Flavia doesn't do much detection of the murder at the train station (as she has a lot else on her mind), but there's so much else going on that I certainly didn't miss it very much.  I really enjoyed this one, and only regretted that I was finishing it so quickly.


Recommended for fans of the series.  ARC courtesy of NetGalley.