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Young Ella's merchant father remarries after the death of her mother. Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel...
"I had heard about this book and had to wait a little before I could check it out, but it was definitely worth it. Flavia de Luce is an adorable character (well, her sisters would not agree, but still): she is (occasionally) compassionate, very sma..."
"Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce is understandably surprised to discover a dying man late one night in the garden of her family's English estate. When the investigators' suspicions come to rest on her own father as murderer, she resolves to solve th..."
"Reminiscent of Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes, our heroine Flavia is both brilliant and endearing. The narrative is woven with so many details to build both the characters and the mystery. I genuinely thought a mystery involving an old stamp set i..."