The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's BagThe Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag: A Flavia de Luce NovelThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley

The second book in the Flavia de Luce series, and I might have liked this one even more than the first, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley. Flavia is a fantastic character, and I was easily pulled into her world and could imagine her peddling about on her beloved bicycle Gladys.

I listened to about the first third of ths book, before having to return the audio copy and finishing it in a kindle version. The narrator is excellent and if you are at all interested in audiobooks, this is definitely one to try

Lots of fun, and I couldn’t wait long before diving into the third in the series. Recommended, and although it’s not as essential as it is with some series, I do think it’s worth starting with the first book before reading this one.

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Publisher’s Description:

Flavia de Luce, a dangerously smart eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders, thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey are over—until beloved puppeteer Rupert Porson has his own strings sizzled in an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. But who’d do such a thing, and why? Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she’s letting on? What about Porson’s charming but erratic assistant? All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can’t solve—without Flavia’s help. But in getting so close to who’s secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?

Book Details

Title: The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag: A Flavia de Luce NovelThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
Author: Alan Bradley
Category: Fiction / Mystery
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

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Comments

  1. I have the sweetness book — I may need to reshuffle it higher up the list. Sounds fun.

  2. I have heard so many good things about this series, but when I tried to listen to the first book, I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll try this one instead.

    • Aw, bummer that you didn’t like the first one. Maybe it’s just not the series for you – as much as I enjoy it, I know that no book is perfect for everyone. But if it’s easy for you to try another one, maybe you would like book #2 more?

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