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    DescriptionFlavia 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?


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    Title
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
    Subtitle
    A Flavia de Luce Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Bradley, By (author) C Alan Bradley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385343459
    ISBN 10: 0385343450
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 813.6
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PR9199.4.B7324 W44 2011
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC014000, FIC022030
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    08 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alan Bradley received the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, as well as the first Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children's Literature. He is the author of many short stories, children's stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir "The Shoebox Bible." Bradley lives in Malta with his wife and two calculating cats, and is currently working on the next Flavia de Luce mystery, "A Red Herring Without Mustard." "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Flavia is incisive, cutting and hilarious . . . one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature."--"USA Today " "Utterly beguiling . . . wicked wit . . . The real delight here is [Flavia's] droll voice and the eccentric cast."--"People" (four stars) "Bradley takes everything you expect and subverts it, delivering a smart, irreverent, unsappy mystery." --"Entertainment Weekly" "A pitch-perfect performance that surpasses an already worthy debut."--"Houston Chronicle " "Discovering Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce books is several steps beyond pleasure--it's a sheer delight."--"Winston-Salem Journal" "Wickedly funny."--"The Times-Picayune"