I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mysteries) by Alan Bradley: It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw,...
Flavia deLuce, our 11 year old heroine, is a chemistry prodigy beset by older sisters and a philatelist father who gets himself accused of murder. The police obviously aren't up to the job so Flavia and her bicycle (Gladys) are on the job. Available in paperback from Bantam, $15
Speaking From Among The Bones: A Flavia De Luce Novel
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley. Flavia Luce, Bradley's eleven-year-old sleuth with a penchant for chemistry delivers pointed satire worthy of someone many decades older. The family estate is the setting for mayhem when a film company comes calling. http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-0385344015.html
A Flavia de Luce series #4 I happened to pick this book up because of the Christmas theme on the front, but it was more a murder mystery novel when eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, a sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime solving, is caught in yet another murder scandal-this time with a silver screen scarlet.