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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - A Flavia de Luce Mystery-logo

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - A Flavia de Luce Mystery

Alan Bradley

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?

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?
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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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jayne Entwistle

Length:

9h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:58


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:55


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:33