The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse

Flavia De Luce Mystery Series, Book 8

eBook - 2014
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Fans of Flavia de Luce rejoice--here's a special eBook original short story, in which the eleven-year-old connoisseur of chemistry is immersed in her element: solving a mystery!

Murder! the letter says, Come at once. Anson House, Greyminster, Staircase No. 3. How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea? After all, examining a dead body sounds like a perfectly splendid way to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her trusted bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss happily along the rainy road, and arrives at her father's mist-shrouded old school. There, a terrified boy leads her to the loo where, sitting in a bathtub, is what appears to be a statue. But, no: To Flavia's surprise, the thing is in fact a naked dead man. Save his face, he seems to have been carved out of copper. Never one to shy away from the macabre, Flavia gets to work--only to find that when an investigation begins with a metallic cadaver, ever more curious twists are to be expected.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday Canada,, 2014
ISBN: 9780385685108
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Sep 19, 2017

Didn't realize this was a short story! Still a good story, love Flavia.

Sep 15, 2017

Never tire of Flavia, she is simply amazing.
Makes me wish I would have paid better attention in Chemistry class!
Looking forward to the latest book released in January 2018.

Jan 28, 2016

Short but sweet

A short story of Flavia, to tide us over between books (hopefully!).

Flavia is summoned to Greyminster School with a short note scrawled by a schoolboy “Murder! Come at once.”

There, she finds in a bathtub a corpse copper-plated. Of the schoolboys, several have the experience around chemicals to be the guilty party.

A short but sweet little story, and it is neat to see that Alan Bradley’s writing of Flavia holds up equally well in short story as in novels.

Jul 11, 2015

Short but sweet. Another fun Flavia de Luce mystery. Can't wait for the next full length mystery in this great series.

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