Tuesday, June 10

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Alan Bradley
(A Flavia de Luce Novel)

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9780385343459
Publisher: Bantam
Date of publication: February 7, 2009
Age: Grade 10 and up
Genre: Mystery

Themes: Murder, puppeteering, cold case, post-war Britain, 

In this, the next adventure of the intrepid 11-year-old detective, Flavia de Luce has witnessed the gruesome electrocution of famed puppeteer Rupert Porson. But surely it wasn’t just an accident? Clues indicate otherwise, but also connect this death to one years earlier that was unsolved by the local police. Flavia is determined to figure out the motives or reasons behind each of the deaths, perhaps catching another murderer. But will she entangle herself into a too dangerous situation?

With a vocabulary that stretches the capacity of my brain, I do thoroughly enjoy these novels. I never try to tackle many at the same time, but they do lend themselves to a nice fallback when I’m looking for an interesting read. And bonus! The reader on the audiobooks does a fantastic job. In this novel, Flavia is as nosy as ever, and I liked how it all wrapped up in the end. I do recommend these novels.

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