The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse

A Flavia De Luce Story

eBook - 2014
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Fans of Flavia de Luce rejoice--here's a special eBook original short story, in which the eleven-year-old connoisseur of chemistry is immersed in her element: solving a mystery! 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 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 more curious twists are to be expected.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781101884911
1101884916
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bra
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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kimh454
Mar 25, 2018

A wonderful short story and addition to the Flavia de Luce series.

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cmfrakes
Sep 19, 2017

Didn't realize this was a short story! Still a good story, love Flavia.

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Jillehansen
Sep 15, 2017

Never tire of Flavia, she is simply amazing.
Makes me wish I would have paid better attention in Chemistry class!
Looking forward to the latest book released in January 2018.

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amalyndb
Jan 28, 2016

Short but sweet

A short story of Flavia, to tide us over between books (hopefully!).

Flavia is summoned to Greyminster School with a short note scrawled by a schoolboy “Murder! Come at once.”

There, she finds in a bathtub a corpse copper-plated. Of the schoolboys, several have the experience around chemicals to be the guilty party.

A short but sweet little story, and it is neat to see that Alan Bradley’s writing of Flavia holds up equally well in short story as in novels.

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Normajean11
Jul 11, 2015

Short but sweet. Another fun Flavia de Luce mystery. Can't wait for the next full length mystery in this great series.

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