Speaking from Among the Bones – Alan Bradley (2013, Doubleday Canada)
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know I’ve been steadily running through the whole Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley and absolutely having a grand time with them. Speaking from Among the Bones, the fifth book in the series, is just as good (and no different) than the others – so you can gather that as a fan, I’m left feeling – urp! – pleasantly satiated, as always. This go, irrepressible Flavia attempts to solve a mystery involving the sacred crypt of Saint Tancred, which just so happens to contain a fresher body than that of the five hundred year-old saint. Foiled/aided by two other amateur detectives and numerous red herrings, Flavia receives a lesson in history, religion, and pipe organs(!) as she works to find the killer.