The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

A Flavia De Luce Mystery

Large Print - 2010
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Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders, sets out to solve the murder of a beloved puppeteer. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve--without Flavia's help.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410429117
1410429113
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE MYSTERY BRADLEY 2010
Characteristics: 481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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marthabwaters
Sep 29, 2015

I didn't enjoy the second Flavia de Luce book quite as much as I liked the first, possibly because I didn't think the mystery was quiiiiite as compelling, but this is still a very entertaining read, mainly due to the fact that Flavia herself is a really great character. Who doesn't love an 11-year-old chemist/amateur sleuth? And 1950s England? And a whole village full of eccentric characters? And MURDER? Bradley once again manages to make this an enjoyable, at times quite funny and witty book, without treating the crime itself as flippantly as it is sometimes treated in cozier mysteries, a nice balance that I appreciated. I'll definitely continue with this series.

zosia123 Oct 02, 2012

A wonderful read about a precocious young girl detective who uses chemistry and wit to solve local mysteries in her 1950s British village. Part of a series of equally great books by Alan Bradley.

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