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    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce Mystery) (CD-Audio) By (author) Alan Bradley, Read by Jayne Entwistle

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    DescriptionFrom 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 Bronte 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?


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    Title
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Bradley, Read by Jayne Entwistle
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804148955
    ISBN 10: 0804148953
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FV, FF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JP
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-JP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A25865000
    LC classification: PR9199.4.B7324 W44 2010B
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC014000, FIC022030, FIC022070
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    17 September 2013
    Author Information
    Alan Bradley is the internationally bestselling author of many short stories, children's stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir "The Shoebox Bible." His first Flavia de Luce novel, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, "received the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His other Flavia de Luce novels are "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard," and "I Am Half-Sick of Shadows."
    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"