The Golden Tresses of the Dead

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

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 Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop?s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Y...

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Title:The Golden Tresses of the Dead
Author:Alan Bradley
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Golden Tresses of the Dead
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Golden Tresses of the Dead Reviews

  • Kristy
    Jan 21, 2019
    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 aft...
  • JanB
    Feb 12, 2019
    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 w...
  • Kevin
    Feb 22, 2019
    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.? ...
  • Wendi
    Nov 30, 2018
    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...
  • Shiloah
    Apr 02, 2019
    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 ea...
  • Kaethe Douglas
    Apr 10, 2019
    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 effor...
  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    Jun 14, 2019
    Actual rating 3.5 stars. ...
  • Ashley
    Feb 12, 2019
    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...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jan 11, 2019
    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 RE...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    Feb 12, 2019
    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...
  • Joyce
    Jan 28, 2019
    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 fathe...
  • Alisha
    Oct 11, 2018
    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/...
  • Karen
    Jan 21, 2019
    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 reas...
  • Julie
    Jan 28, 2019
    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. ...
  • Mark Baker
    Feb 19, 2019
    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 th...
  • Julie  Durnell
    Feb 24, 2019
    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,...
  • Judy Lesley
    Oct 25, 2018
    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 need...
  • Sophia
    Jan 04, 2019
    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 cus...
  • Susan Johnson
    Feb 02, 2019
    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 th...
  • Carolyn
    Jan 23, 2019
    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 ...
  • Rebecca
    Feb 17, 2019
    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 A...
  • Elyse
    May 17, 2018
    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, ...
  • Megan
    Oct 08, 2018
    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...
  • Beth Cato
    Sep 20, 2018
    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 m...
  • DeB MaRtEnS
    Mar 29, 2019
    Flavia and Dogger have become an investigative duo in the latest addition, #10, in this now quite beloved series about the eccentric British family set somewhere in a decrepit castle, post-World War II, with its panoply of equally dotty characters, archaic attitudes and appearances whi...
  • Jeanette
    Jan 25, 2019
    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" t...
  • Donna
    Feb 08, 2019
    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. Sh...
  • Holly
    Sep 29, 2018
    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 ...
  • Patricia Kaiser
    Feb 18, 2019
    Puh, it's so hard to rate this novel. I have to collect my thoughts and write a review in a couple of days. ...
  • Marni Port
    Jan 30, 2019
    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/emot...