Fans of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series were treated to two new titles last year (A Red Herring Without Mustard and a Christmas title, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows). A short story by Bradley was also included in the collection, A Study in Sherlock.
So, it may seem like a wait until the next book — no new titles are listed for either spring or summer. However, Bradley’s web site indicates that two titles are in the works (Seeds of Antiquity and The Nasty Light of Day). Publishers Marketplace reports that an additional book, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, is scheduled for 2013 and four more titles about the eleven-year-old British sleuth have just been signed by Kate Miciak at Bantam.
The first title in the series appeared just two years ago, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. It was chosen by independent booksellers as their top title on the May Indie Next list of that year. It went on to appear on the NYT extended bestseller list.
Reviewers have said Bradley has the ability to make each new book at least as good as the one before. They will have many more opportunities to test that theory.