I Am Half Sick of Shadows
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: November 2011
Duration: 7 hours 26 minutes
It 's Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces ' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop 's Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening 's shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.