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The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
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The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine
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The Mummy's Mother by Tony Johnston
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek
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Poetics Of Cinema by David Bordwell
The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin by T.H.E. Hill
Shattered Silk by Barbara Michaels
The Solar System Through Infographics by Nadia Higgins
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Thud by Terry Pratchett
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Dead in their Vaulted Arches: 04/09/14

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The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley is the sixth in the Flavia de Luce series. Harriet de Luce's body has been found and it's come home for a proper burial.

Although there is a death early on — a man at the train station — the majority of the book is focused on Harriet's life and Flavia's reaction to her funeral. Much of Flavia's time is spent helping her father watch the casket as the funeral arrangements are being done around them.

Except for a scene where Flavia develops a reel of film using coffee, there's not much in the way of her usual chemistry prowess. Nor does she take Gladys out to explore Bishop's Lacy. Instead, she's trapped at home waiting for the funeral and we along with her.

For series fans who are emotionally invested in what happened to Harriet, this book addresses those nagging questions. For those who prefer the mysteries that crop up in and around the village, this book will disappoint. Regardless, every reader will be forced to accept a huge change in direction in book seven, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

Four stars

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