Characters
Flavia de Luce (Girl) , Student , Precocious , Has older sisters who pick on her; being raised by her father; eavesdropper; able to pick locks; has a fully equipped chemistry lab; obsessed with corpses; her father is close to bankruptcy; her long-lost mother has returned home; approached by a stranger who whispered a cryptic message to her and wh owas then pushed under a train moments later; discovers a reel of film stashed away in the attic; unravels her family's deepest secrets
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Suspense
Domestic
Topics
British society
Estranged families
Mothers and daughters
Family histories
Family secrets
Cryptic messages
Murder investigations
Mysterious disappearances
Search for truth
Setting
England - Europe
Time Period
1951 -- 20th century