ALAN BRADLEY was born in Toronto and grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. He coauthored "Ms. Holmes of Baker Street," to great acclaim and much controversy, followed by a poignant memoir, "The Shoebox Bible." Now the internationally bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce series, Bradley lives with his wife and two calculating cats in the Isle of Man, where he is at work on future Flavia mysteries. The author lives in Isle of Man, UK.
Praise for "As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust" "Flavia de Luce [is] perhaps contemporary crime fiction's most original character." "--Maclean's" "Alan Bradley turns [Flavia de Luce] around and makes her new again. . . . ["As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust"] is great fun." "--The Globe and Mail" "[The Flavia de Luce books] are delightfully clever mysteries. . . . Full disclosure: I am an unabashed fan of Flavia, equal parts sass, smarts and scientist. . . . Book 7 is fantastic. Can't wait for No. 8."" --Montreal Gazette" "Exceptional . . . [The] intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote's a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia's sleuthing. [Flavia's] morbid narrative voice continues to charm."" --Publishers Weekly," starred review"