Oct 23, 2010

Book Review: The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia De Luce Mystery) by Alan Bradley is the follow up to the successful  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and is just as good. In fact, it's better.

About the book: Flavia once again gets involved in solving a murder. Because she is only 11-years-old, she can often go snooping around and asking questions without arousing any alarm or distrust. Besides, she always has good excuses for being in places she shouldn't be. Her escapades and getting out of them are part of the amusement of the book. Her ongoing competition with her older sisters should get a sympathetic nod from younger sisters everywhere.

Rating: Glad I found the book at our local library. I gave this a 5!

Author:  Bradley, who lives in Malta,  is now writing the third in the series, A Red Herring Without Mustard.  It will be out on Feb. 8. Can't wait!


  1. I definitely want to read this one, as I found the first book very charming!

  2. I loved this one much more than the first!!!

  3. I liked this series a lot, and will be looking forward to books #3-out soon. Glad u liked it as well.

  4. Sounds really nice. Thanks for the introduction.

  5. I've been wondering when the 3rd one will be published, so thanks for including that date.

  6. This sounds great! I have the first on my list, but I´ll wait until I can get it from a seller who doesn´t charge too much for shipping it to Denmark. Soon, I hope ...

  7. I'm glad to hear you rate the book so highly! I made the mistake of trying to read it back-to-back with the first book, and read like that, the redundancy got on my nerves. I really did love the first book, so after 30 pages of the second, I decided to put it away and give some time and space between the books. I'll probably pick it up again next autumn. I've heard there's a third one coming out next year - it looks like I'm just going to have to stay a year behind on reading them!


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