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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (Flavia De Luce Mysteries)

4 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Alan Bradley

Amazon Exclusive: An Essay by Alan Bradley   Flavia de Luce walked into my life one winter day, parked herself on a campstool, and refused to be budged. It took me quite a while to realize that she wasn’t even faintly interested … see full wiki

Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: Delacorte Press
5 reviews about The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag:...
review by . February 11, 2010
         First, my thanks to the Amazon Vine Review program for both offering and sending me this book.      Second in the series featuring young Flavia de Luce, The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag has our young heroine embroiled in yet another sticky situation or two, trying to uncover the identity of a murderer who dared do the deed in the middle of a performance of Jack the Beanstalk at the village church. As it just so happens, Flavia and …
review by . March 11, 2010
"Eleven-year-olds are supposed to be unreliable. We're past the age of being poppets: the age where people bend over and poke us in the tum with their fingers and make idiotic noises that sound like `boof-boof'--just the thought of which is enough to make me bring up my Bovril. And yet we're still not at the age where anyone ever mistakes us for a grown-up. The fact is, we're invisible--except when we choose not to be." - From The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Book 2 in the Flavia De Luce …
review by . February 02, 2010
It's always so refreshing to read a book that is not the typical cookie-cutter stuff. One with a main character who is just plain, old-fashioned fun and a story that keeps you guessing. As with his first novel, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie", Alan Bradley has such a story here.    The second book in a (reported) six-book series, "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag" carries on a short while after Sweetness. Flavia de Luce is 11, still extremely precocious, and still …
review by . January 28, 2010
This second installment of the series is even more satisfying than the first; Flavia de Luce is without a doubt the most entertaining sleuth to make an appearance in decades. In this story, Flavia finds herself embroiled in the mysterious death of visiting puppeteer Rupert Porson, a BBC personality marooned in Bishop's Lacy by the breakdown of his van. As Flavia learns more about Rupert's many women, she is haunted as well by the bizarre hanging death of five year-old Robin Ingleby some years before.  &nb …
review by . January 26, 2010
Book 2 in the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series
“Eleven-year-olds are supposed to be unreliable. We’re past the age of being poppets: the age where people bend over and poke us in the tum with their fingers and make idiotic noises that sond like ‘boof-boof’—just the thought of which is enough to make me bring up my Bovril. And yet we’re still not at the age where anyone ever mistakes us for a grown-up. The fact is, we’re invisible—except when we choose not to be.” – From The Weed That …
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