The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag : A Flavia De Luce Mystery

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description
From Dagger Award–winning and internationally bestselling author Alan Bradley comes this utterly beguiling mystery starring one of fiction’s most remarkable sleuths: Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders. This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deaths—separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacy are over—and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who’d do such a thing and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes of vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luces’ crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop’s Lacey’s deadliest secrets.

Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she’s letting on? What of the vicar’s odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there’s a German pilot obsessed with the Brontë sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson’s assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. 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?
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780440339175
9780307704788
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID78960101-2a87-f940-7426-d8a55b129cc9
Grouping Titleweed that strings the hangmans bag
Grouping Authoralan bradley
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-07-23 04:51:47AM
Last Indexed2021-07-23 05:12:21AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385342315

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorBradley, Alan.
author2-roleBaker & Taylor Axis 360.
author_displayBradley, Alan
available_at_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_addisonAxis 360
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionNATIONAL BESTSELLER
  • "Flavia is incisive, cutting and hilarious . . . one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature."—USA Today
    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?
    BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley's A Red Herring Without Mustard, discussion questions, and an essay by the author.
  • format_addisoneAudiobook
    eBook
    format_category_addisonAudio Books
    eBook
    id78960101-2a87-f940-7426-d8a55b129cc9
    isbn9780307704788
    9780440339175
    item_details
    Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
    overdrive:24495c93-3578-4d17-8717-69788207030f1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
    overdrive:24495c93-3578-4d17-8717-69788207030f-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
    axis360:bk0008972017bk0008972017Axis 360Online Axis 360eBookeBook1falsetrueAxis 360http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0008972017Available OnlineAxis 360
    overdrive:f3a5183c-fc83-4574-9b45-fcde58ad0f4b1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
    overdrive:f3a5183c-fc83-4574-9b45-fcde58ad0f4b-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
    last_indexed2021-07-23T10:12:21.343Z
    lexile_score-1
    literary_formFiction
    literary_form_fullFiction
    local_callnumber_addisonOnline OverDrive
    owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library Online
    owning_location_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
    primary_isbn9780440339175
    publishDate2010
    record_details
    Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
    overdrive:24495c93-3578-4d17-8717-69788207030feBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2010
    axis360:bk0008972017eBookeBookEnglishDell Pub Co., 2010.1 online resource
    overdrive:f3a5183c-fc83-4574-9b45-fcde58ad0f4beAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2010
    recordtypegrouped_work
    scoping_details_addison
    Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
    overdrive:24495c93-3578-4d17-8717-69788207030f1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
    overdrive:24495c93-3578-4d17-8717-69788207030f-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
    axis360:bk0008972017bk0008972017Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
    overdrive:f3a5183c-fc83-4574-9b45-fcde58ad0f4b1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
    overdrive:f3a5183c-fc83-4574-9b45-fcde58ad0f4b-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
    seriesFlavia De Luce mysteries
    series_with_volumeFlavia De Luce mysteries|2
    title_displayThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag : A Flavia De Luce Mystery
    title_fullThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag : A Flavia De Luce Mystery Bradley, Alan.
    title_shortThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag : A Flavia De Luce Mystery
    topic_facetFiction
    Historical Fiction
    Mystery
    Thriller