Review: This was an oddity in the Flavia de Luce series, in that it took place far away from Buckshaw, in the wilds of Canada. Sent to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy by her father, she is supposed to follow in her mother’s footsteps. But when a body falls out of the chimney in her bedroom, Flavia does what she does best – meddle, and solve murder.
Flavia, as always, is precocious, delightful, and brilliant. But the story, over all, bothered me. There were so many questions about Harriet, brought up, but not answered. I wanted to know more about Harriett, her life and role. I expected at Miss Bodycote’s, to get them. But we didn’t and I was frustrated by that. However, as for Flavia, she becomes a different person, someone older, and in her own way, wiser.
Worth reading, of course, but the episode has a different feel than the other stories.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Year Published: 2015
Date Finished: 9-24-2016