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!