Author Alan Bradley
Series: Flavia de Luce #6.5
Publication Date December 4, 2014
Murder! the letter says, Come at once. Anson House, Greyminster, Staircase No. 3. How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea? After all, examining a dead body sounds like a perfectly splendid way to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her trusted bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss happily along the rainy road, and arrives at her father’s mist-shrouded old school. There, a terrified boy leads her to the loo where, sitting in a bathtub, is what appears to be a statue. But, no: To Flavia’s surprise, the thing is in fact a naked dead man. Save his face, he seems to have been carved out of copper. Never one to shy away from the macabre, Flavia gets to work—only to find that when an investigation begins with a metallic cadaver, ever more curious twists are to be expected.
The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley felt rushed. This probably due to its small size. The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse did capture the uniqueness of Miss de Luce. Unforunately, it felt unfinished, or that the author ran out of room. The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse was a disappointment in comparison to the rest of the series.