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A Red Herring Without Mustard - A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey-mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia's own backyard. Flavia had asked the old Gypsy woman to tell her fortune, but never expected to stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer had abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? Had it something to do with the weird sect who met at the river to practice their secret rites? While still pondering the possibilities, Flavia stumbles upon another corpse-that of a notorious layabout who had been caught prowling about the de Luce's drawing room. Pedaling Gladys, her faithful bicycle, across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, Flavia uncovers some odd new twists. Most intriguing is her introduction to an elegant artist with a very special object in her possession-a portrait that sheds light on the biggest mystery of all: Who is Flavia? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets. From the Hardcover edition.

Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey-mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia's own backyard. Flavia had asked the old Gypsy woman to tell her fortune, but never expected to stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer had abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? Had it something to do with the weird sect who met at the river to practice their secret rites? While still pondering the possibilities, Flavia stumbles upon another corpse-that of a notorious layabout who had been caught prowling about the de Luce's drawing room. Pedaling Gladys, her faithful bicycle, across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, Flavia uncovers some odd new twists. Most intriguing is her introduction to an elegant artist with a very special object in her possession-a portrait that sheds light on the biggest mystery of all: Who is Flavia? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets. From the Hardcover edition.
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Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey-mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia's own backyard. Flavia had asked the old Gypsy woman to tell her fortune, but never expected to stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer had abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? Had it something to do with the weird sect who met at the river to practice their secret rites? While still pondering the possibilities, Flavia stumbles upon another corpse-that of a notorious layabout who had been caught prowling about the de Luce's drawing room. Pedaling Gladys, her faithful bicycle, across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, Flavia uncovers some odd new twists. Most intriguing is her introduction to an elegant artist with a very special object in her possession-a portrait that sheds light on the biggest mystery of all: Who is Flavia? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jayne Entwistle

Length:

10h 48m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:00


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:24


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:34