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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
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The story opens with the immortal words 'I was lying dead in the churchyard' (spoken, astonishingly, by Flavia herself) and ends with a funeral watched by the De Luce family on a newly-installed television set. Inbetween, Alan Bradley weaves a hauntingly nightmarish tale that involves Punch &... show more
The story opens with the immortal words 'I was lying dead in the churchyard' (spoken, astonishingly, by Flavia herself) and ends with a funeral watched by the De Luce family on a newly-installed television set. Inbetween, Alan Bradley weaves a hauntingly nightmarish tale that involves Punch & Judy - and in particular Mr Punch's nemesis, the hangman, Jack Ketch - a frighteningly realistic puppet show, and a hitherto unexplored corner of Bishop's Lacey known as Gibbet's Wood. The plot, beginning with the arrival in Bishop's Lacey of a travelling puppet show, features a grisly murder during a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall and reaches back to an earlier, even nastier crime centring on an ancient, rotting gibbet that has lain like a shadow over the village for years. For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit - and provide a shocking insight into some of the darker corners of the adult world.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781409111993
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
Series: Flavia de Luce (#2)
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Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.5 "The Weed That Strings The Hangman's Bag - Flavia de Luce #2" by Alan Bradley
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...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
3.5 Flavia de Luce Solves Again
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 ...
kleeblattsbuecherblog
kleeblattsbuecherblog rated it
5.0 Flavia, die Zweite
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...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
4.0 The Weed that String's the Hangman's Bag
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...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
1.0
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...
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