Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley
How wonderful it is to have Flavia back in England after her “interesting” year at Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto! None is more pleased than Flavia, herself. However, her pleasure is put on hold when Dogger informs her that her father is ill in hospital and that she will not be able to visit him for the time being.
Hardly expecting a rousing welcome home from her sisters Feely and Daffy and her pest of a cousin, Undine, she jumps at the chance to head out on Gladys to run an errand for the Vicar’s wife. What she finds when she reaches her destination whets her appetite for investigation and discovery. Of course it takes her down a path that she surely could not have imagined.
Filled with the humour and cheekiness that we’ve come to love, this book is an absolute delight to read. Flavia is surely the cleverest “detective” since Christie’s Poirot and Marple.