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, in this fourth installment of the Agatha and Macavity Award–winning series. Flavia is distracted when a film crew shows up at her family's estate to film a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern, and amid a blizzard the entire town stays to watch the actress perform. After midnight, a body is found strangled with a length of film, and as the storm worsens, Flavia will need all her skills to find the killer among this captive audience.
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