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Alan BradleyAlan Bradley was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1938. After a long career in television broadcasting, he took early retirement from the University of Saskatchewan to write full-time.

He has published many children's stories as well as lifestyle and arts columns in Canadian newspapers. His adult stories have been broadcast on CBC radio and published in various literary journals. He has also written several screenplays and taught university-level courses in screenwriting. He was the recipient of the first Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children's Literature.

The first book of his Flavia de Luce series, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" won the 2007 Debut Dagger Award of the Crime Writers Association in the UK; the 2009 Agatha Award for Best First Novel; the 2010 Dilys, awarded by the International Mystery Booksellers Association; the Spotted Owl Award, given by the Friends of Mystery, and the 2010 Arthur Ellis Award, given by the Crime Writers of Canada for Best First Novel. "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" has also been nominated for an Anthony Award, a Barry Award, and a Macavity Award. Besides appearing on the New York Times bestsellers list as a Favorite Mystery of 2009, "Sweetness" was also, among other honours, an American Library Association nominee as Best Book For Young Adults; a Barnes and Noble Bestseller, and was named to the 2009 Bloomer List. The series has been extended to ten books, up from an original order of six.

After writing for several years on the Maltese island of Gozo, Bradley now lives on the Isle of Man.

Alan Bradley Book List and Awards
His website: alanbradleyauthor.com
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The Golden Tresses of the Dead
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The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
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The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

Speaking from Among the Bone
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Speaking from Among the Bone by Alan Bradley

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
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Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.   March 2013 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless Hardcover Book binding, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Alan Bradley Bibliography

Flavia de Luce Series
  1. Ms. Holmes of Baker Street - 2004
  2. The Shoebox Bible - 2006
  3. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - 2009*
  4. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - 2010
  5. A Red Herring Without Mustard - 2011
  6. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows - 2011
  7. Speaking From Among the Bones - 2013
  8. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - 2014
  9. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust - 2015
  10. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd - 2016
  11. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - 2018
  12. The Golden Tresses of the Dead - January 2019

Alan Bradley Awards
  • Debut Dagger Award of the (British) Crimewriter’s Association - 2007
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel - 2009
  • Dilys, awarded by the International Mystery Booksellers Association - 2010
  • Spotted Owl Award, given by the Friends of Mystery
  • Arthur Ellis Award, given by the Crime Writers of Canada for Best First Novel - 2010

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