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 but love Flavia. From her anthropomorphism of her bicycle, to her brilliance and logic, there is something truly wonderful about this character. She may be a fictional character, but Flavia represents that to which a young girl can aspire…without the poisons and bodies, however.
“The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse” is a delightful, perfect amuse bouche until the next full installment of Flavia is available.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE COPPER CORPSE (Myst/SS – Flavia de Luce – England – Contemp) – Ex
Bradley, Alan – ebook Short Story
Bantam, Dec, 2014