The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
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... show more
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?
Publish date: 2011-02-08
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
Series: Flavia de Luce (#2)
This is the second book about eleven-year-old Flavia De Luce, who was first introduced in "The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie", where she put her considerable talents to work in solving a murder her father had been accused of. In this instalment, Flavia becomes involved with a travelling puppe...
I think I'd have phrased things a bit differently, but in the interest of time, I'm just going to copy and paste from my thoughts when I read the book a couple of years ago and add in a bit for the audiobook: The plucky young chemist with a nascent obsession with death is back in action. The case ...
Flavia stößt durch Zufall auf den berühmten Puppenspieler Rupert Porson, dessen Auto eine Panne hat. Rupert und seine Assistentin Nialla erklären sich bereit, im Gemeindesaal des Ortes ein Puppentheater aufzuführen, damit die Reparaturkosten für das Auto eingenommen werden können. Während der Vorfüh...
This is the second Flavia de Luce mystery book, though the order in this series isn't (at least at this point in the series) important. I really enjoy how Flavia interacts with the citizens of Bishops Lacey, and works to ask the right questions to get the answers she's looking for. Unlike the first...
After 3 days and switching between reading the book and listening to a horrendous audiobook (if I didn't know I already hated audiobooks, I would have started hating them now), I finally finished this book, and I am hereby dropping this series from this book on. I am not going to push myself to fini...