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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

Pigtails, poisons and murder-most-foul



A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy village of Bishop’s Lacey – and a shocking murder takes place. For eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the crime will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – particularly when she discovers that the murder echoes a tragedy which occurred many years before…

Praise for the historical Flavia de Luce mysteries:
‘The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite’ Mail on Sunday

‘A cross between Dodie Smith’s I Capture The Castle and the Addams family…delightfully entertaining’ Guardian

Fans of M. C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin, Frances Brody and Alexander McCall Smith will enjoy the Flavia de Luce mysteries:
1. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
2. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
3. A Red Herring Without Mustard
4. I Am Half Sick of Shadows
5. Speaking From Among the Bones
6. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
7. As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust
8. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d
9. The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

If you’re looking for a cosy crime series to keep you hooked then look no further than the Flavia de Luce mysteries.

* Each Flavia de Luce mystery can be read as a standalone or in series order *
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 15th March 2012

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
The intricate plot unfolds neatly against a charming period backdrop of 1950s England, while the precocious but indomitable Flavia is so original a character that the book is a joy to read.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

‘I was lying dead in the churchyard…’ So says eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce – but soon a murder provides a gruesome distraction from her own death…

A travelling puppet show arrives in the sleepy English village of Bishop’s Lacey, and everyone gathers to watch a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall. But a shadow is cast over proceedings when a shocking murder takes place during the performance – a murder which strangely echoes a tragedy that occurred many years before.

For Flavia, undoing the complex knot that ties these strands together will test her precocious powers of deduction to the limit – and throw a revealing light into some of the darker corners of the adult world…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409117605

Reviews

As usual, Alan Bradley's crazy medley of characters charms and enchants...
CATHOLIC HERALD
One of the best crime novels I've read for quite some time...
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing. Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide

Flavia de Luce Mystery