Monday, October 31, 2016
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Less than 24 hours after arriving home to Buckshaw after being kicked out of Miss Bodycote's Academy in Canada, Flavia de Luce stumbles upon a dead body while running an innocent errand for the vicar's wife. With her father hospitalized with a serious case of pneumonia, her sisters ignoring her, and her disliked cousin Undine being a pest Flavia feels like her only friends are her father's valet, Dogger, and her trusty bicycle, Gladys. Flavia begins her own investigations into the death of the woodcarver and his connection to a famous author and a local singer. This is not a typical whodunit. The main focus is Flavia herself, her thought processes, and her emotions around her feeling of being left out by her family. The twist at the end of the story has left Flavia facing a whole new existence in the next book.