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Brick

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows - Alan Bradley Another enjoyable Flavia De Luce mystery. The pace seems much more deliberate, a very enjoyable scene of winter, snowed in with the whole small community in the country manor, Buckshaw, while Flavia prepares a Christmas Eve surprise for Santa and for the community, becoming involved in a murder at the manor much later in the story. All of the various strands some together, with some further revelations about Dogger, the family retainer, Aunt Felicity, Flavia's father and absent mother, some inexplicable kindness from her sisters, a surprising performance by Daffy who until now has been a literary autodidact and not "on-stage". A great sense of place and time, with more tantalizing bits of character showing through, leaving me enjoying this story and looking forward for more.