Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag; Alan Bradley


Waiting On” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  Here's my pick:



TITLE: The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
AUTHOR: Alan Bradley
PUB. DATE: March 9, 2010


(From AMAZON)....From Dagger Award–winning and internationally bestselling author Alan Bradley comes this utterly beguiling mystery starring one of fiction’s most remarkable sleuths: Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders. This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deaths—separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacy are over—and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who’d do such a thing and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes of vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luces’ crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop’s Lacey’s deadliest secrets.

Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she’s letting on? What of the vicar’s odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there’s a German pilot obsessed with the Brontë sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson’s assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can’t solve—without Flavia’s help. But in getting so close to who’s secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?

(I LOVED Book # 1 by this author: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)

14 comments:

  1. I loved his first one - can't wait for this one, either.

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  2. I can't wait for this one either!!!!

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  3. This sounds really good - I haven't heard of this series, so I'll have to check out the first one too.

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  4. Oh man, I really want to read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. This is going to be another series I'll be behind on.

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  5. I haven't read the first one yet (although I plan for it to be one of my first books of 2010) but I've heard such great things about it and it's been on my list since it was first published. I'm sure I'll end up reading the second one eventually, too. Love the title!

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  6. This sounds like such a good series - and perfect for a new mystery fan such as myself!

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  7. This one sounds and looks very good. Thanks for presenting it to us.

    Merry Christmas to you and your readers!

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  8. Hey Diane ! I'm just popping in to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to one of my favourite bloggers out there!

    Hope you have a great one!

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  9. I can't wait for this one either - Sweetness was definitely one of my most enjoyable reads for this year and Flavia is a character that stays with you.

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  10. I'm going to read the first book in 2010 ... maybe I'll wait to read it closer to when this books comes out so I won't have to wait too long if I love it (which I suspect I will based on everyone's reactions!).

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  11. The first one in this series is still on my TBR list; I guess I should hurry up and read it so I can enjoy the second one with the rest of the world!

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  12. This looks good and I havent read the first book yet.... I need to get a move on it!

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