The Dead in their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley
Author: Alan Bradley
Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction
Description: Bishop's Lacey is never short of two things: Mysteries to solve and pre-adolescent detectives to solve them. In this New York Times bestselling series of cozy mysteries, young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve the most dastardly crimes the English countryside has to offer and, in the process, comes closer than ever to solving her life's greatest mystery--her mother's disappearance... (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: Much like the other books in this series, I enjoyed the read. More than any of the previous books, this one was able to get emotion out of Flavia's father and that he is human after all.
What I enjoyed most about the book, and probably is the case with the other Flavia books that I have read, is that it was just fun and enjoyable to read and also because I liked Flavia's spunky character, despite the grim circumstances that surround the book.
Bottom Line: I would probably recommend the book to those that have read the previous five books in the series, as there is background in those books that help to give the book context and understanding to the rest of the book. Highly recommended.