One evening, 11-year-old Flavia de Luce discovers a dead blackbird on her doorstep, a postage stamp impaled on its bill. Then, in the middle of the night, she finds a dying man in the cucumber patch, plunging her into the middle of murder. And we, Lucky Readers, are introduced to a brilliant, sassy and wickedly funny new sleuth.
For mystery buffs who feared that the old-fashioned crime novel, rife with red herrings, creaking doors and colorful characters had vanished with Agatha Christie, take heart. Flavia de Luce has arrived, complete with a bicycle she calls Gladys, a hidden chemistr