The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse A Flavia de Luce Story Murder the letter says Come at once Anson House Greyminster Staircase No How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea After all examining a dead body sounds like a perfectly splendid way to

  • Title: The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story
  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780385685108
  • Page: 144
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 schoMurder 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 curious twists are to be expected.

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    1. ”The thing in the tub was not a statue, but a man—a dead man, and a naked one at that. Save for his face, he seemed to have been carved out of copper.”Flavia de Luce has been summoned for an investigation. This is the first time she has been asked to investigate a case. Usually she stumbles upon a corpse and can’t resist the urge to inveigle herself into the situation until she finds the clues that lead to the resolution. She's precocious and frequently finds herself in trouble with the [...]

    2. Fun to read if you like Flavia de Luce, but the problem I see about this very short story is that the crime isn't that bloody interesting and the ending a letdown. But Flavia is Flavia, sometimes I forget that she is only 11-years old. But she is so smart and her thoughts in this short story, how she solved the case etc. is the things that make it readable. She is just soecocious!

    3. A short, very short story. Point proven that a character as rich as Flavia can not possibly fit within the confines of a short story. Mr. Bradley, really?

    4. First Sentence: I was peering through the microscope at the tooth of an adder I had captured behind the coach house that very morning after church, when there came a light knock at the laboratory door.It’s not every day Flavia is summoned to her father’s old school. Upon arriving, she finds a terrified boy and a bathtub containing a naked man covered in copper. It’s time for Flavia to get to work.Bradley’s wonderful descriptions and excellent dialogue explain exactly why one can’t help [...]

    5. I miss my little friend when she's not available this short story was fun to read. I'm actually not much of a short story fan, but I find that when they related to characters I've already developed a fondness for, then it's sort of like having a small dessert every now and again. This time, Flavia has been summoned from a student at the boy's school. Murder has already been done, but who is it? Can Flavia figure out the case and avoid getting caught? Since trouble tends to follow her like a shad [...]

    6. I never thought a Flavia book would come to this. I LOVE the Flavia series. But this little 'in-betweener' seemed pointless. Benign, but pointless. Someone else said "Point proven that a character as rich as Flavia can not possibly fit within the confines of a short story." I would say in a story as short as this. Sadly, I just wasn't feeling it.

    7. This is an escapade of Flavia spending an hour or two in the local Boys' School due to emergency note implications for seeking "HELP". It's highly enjoyable if you have read the series and know the full context to Flavia's chemistry summations. It reminded me of Sherlock in his deductions from personal clothing or scuffs on the pants' legs to event origination. This is what a short story should be, IMHO. And I disagree completely that this didn't give enough depth to Flavia's character and onus [...]

    8. Netterweise kriegt man auch mal was für 0 EUR bei angeboten. Und netterweise gehört es zu einer Reihe, die man sowieso gerne liest.Einziger Nachteil hierbei: Kurzgeschichten sind viel zu kurz.

    9. In the number 6.5 spot of the series, this is a short story and it clips along at a fast pace. In no time flat, little miss Flavia has the whole thing sorted with the help of her discernment, sound reasoning, and of course - her brilliant grasp of all things chemistry. (As in the periodic tables kind). A fun read even though it was short.

    10. Second Read: My hubby is a HUGE Flavia de Luce fan. So I took a copy of this story with us on our travels, and read it aloud so we could both enjoy it. It was a lot of fun to read with him. This was a rather short story. It takes advantage of the fact that most people are already going to be familiar with Flavia and her surroundings and gets right to the point. It was interesting that Flavia's reputation has led her to be consulted in a murder mystery, and the murder mystery itself was a little [...]

    11. Quick, like 30 minutes quick, read of Flavia being Flavia."“I’m sorry,” Plaxton whispered, averting his eyes. “This is probably no place for a girl.” “Girl be blowed!” I snapped. “I’m here as a brain, not as a female.”"Summer Reading Challenge - A Book You Can Finish In Less than A Week

    12. Flavia de Luce is in her favorite spot, her chemistry lab, when a note arrives at the hands of Dogger, proclaiming Murder! and asking that she come immediately to Anson House, the boy’s school which her father attended in his younger days.Never one to resist a mystery, or a dead body, Flavia summons Gladys and sets off immediately.Upon her arrival she discovers a corpse in a bathtub and a very upset young boy.Will she solve the mystery before the body is discovered by the authorities?This is F [...]

    13. A very very short short story.I love Flavia, the books about her belongt to my favourites but I don't think she fits into a short story. It was okay, Flavia is nifty as always, the story is a bit macabre as always and she solves the case with her chemical knowledge as always. But it felt a bit unnatural to read it because it all seemed to be a bit rushed. And - at least to me - the solution to the case was pretty obvious right from the beginning because such a short story just doesn't permit eno [...]

    14. Flavia de Luce is a wonderful character, a 11-year old amateur sleuth who is also quite a skilled young chemist. This series is set in the English countryside in the 1950's. Flavia is a very precocious and intelligent child who is at constant battle with her two older sisters. This publication is a short story where Flavia is called to a boy's school in order to investigate the dead body of a teacher.If you've been curious about this series but didn't want to invest in reading a whole novel, thi [...]

    15. This is a very short short story starring everyone's favorite 11-year-old poisons expert, Flavia de Luce. A student at the local boys' academy calls on Flavia to investigate a very unique murder. The details of the death are interesting, but the case is resolved quite quickly.There is a nice use of language here and there, like a knife used for "crumpets and correspondence," and Flavia's brusque attitude is always good for a laugh. "I needed to take it easy on this boy. He was, after all, not mu [...]

    16. This was a rather short story. It takes advantage of the fact that most people are already going to be familiar with Flavia and her surroundings and gets right to the point. It was interesting that Flavia's reputation has led her to be consulted in a murder mystery, and the murder mystery itself was a little weird. The pacing was fast, the suspects were lined up in front of us, and after a bit of snooping Flavia puts it all together and confronts the person who needs to be confronted, solving th [...]

    17. Short, but oh so sweet. Flavia does it again. I was reading it in the middle of the night (as soon as the pre-order arrived on my Kindle) and trying not to laugh out loud and wake my sleeping husband. If Flavia takes after her "literary" dad, Alan Bradley, he must have a wicked sense of humour! It ended too soon. Good thing there is a full-length Flavia due in January :-). I couldn't give more than 3 stars simply because the story was too short for adequate development.

    18. Tratto da una raccolta di gialli ambientati a scuola, questo racconto breve non è riuscito ad appassionarmi neanche un po’.Quanta differenza con i precedenti romanzi della serie di Flavia de Luce!Anche la trama sembra forzata e confusionaria, forse per provare a condensare un insolito delitto in poche pagine. Evitabilissimo, anche per gli irriducibili appassionati della serie.

    19. First Flavia novel that I haven't listened to the audiobook so something was a bit lacking. Having said that, it was still a fun little read.

    20. 3,5 stars. A super short story between books six and seven. The plot wasn't too elaborated and it was a bit improbable, but still, I love reading anything involving Flavia.

    21. This was a fun little snippet. Obviously, at less than 30 pages there is not a whole lot of story happening here, but I enjoyed it.

    22. A pleasant enough dip into the world of Flavia De Luce. As a mystery it was rather too pared down. There was no suspense or feeling of the mysterious. It was simply curious, and then our curiosity was almost immediately satisfied. I suppose Bradley can't be accused of false advertising. My adoration of Flavia remains intact, however, and so I am gifting an extra star to my review.

    23. This was a short story. It was good, I love the way Flavia's mind works through things, but it felt too crammed with information for how short it was. The build-up was not enough for such a quick conclusion. If it had been a bit longer, even 10 pages, I would have given it a 4.

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