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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
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 481
    Width: 167 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 671 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410429117
    ISBN 10: 1410429113
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    04 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Waterville, ME