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  • Published: New York : Delacorte Press, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 364 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780385342315
  • 0385342314



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The weed that strings the hangman's bag

by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-

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Call number: Mystery

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

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Flavia deLuce

Wonderful detective series for young and older readers alike. 11 year old Flavia de Luce is entwined in a series of crimes including but not limited to murder. This well written story takes you through her thought process and what she finds herself sharing with the authorities surprises them and herself as well.

Young English Detective Solves the Crime

Part of a series of mystery novels for young readers, "The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag" features 11-year-old genius Flavia de Luce who lives in the fictional English town of Bishop's Lacey with her father and two older sisters. Flavia is a self-taught chemist who is always solving crimes for the police, who do not appreciate her intervention.

In this book, Flavia solves the hanging death of a very young boy, so the story is rather disturbing and some readers may chose to skip this one.

As it is set in the 1950s, the Flavia de Luce novels show the prejudices of the time period and place, including against a German former POW and against women in general. Some readers may find the characters' reactions to then-new technology, such as television, interesting.

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