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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag free pdf Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce didn t intend to investigate another murder but then, Rupert Porson didn t intend to die. When the master puppeteer s van breaks down in the village of Bishop s Lacey, Flavia is front and centre to help Rupert and his charming assistant, Nialla, put together a performance in the local church to help pay the repair bill. But even as the newcomers set up camp and set the stage for "Jack and the Beanstalk," there are signs that something just isn t right: Nialla s strange bruises and solitary cries in the churchyard, Rupert s unexplained disappearances and a violent argument with his BBC producer, the disturbing atmosphere at Culverhouse Farm, and the peculiar goings-on in nearby Gibbet Wood where young Robin Ingleby was found hanging just five years before. It s enough to set Flavia s detective instincts tingling and her chemistry lab humming. What are Rupert and Nialla trying to hide? Why are Grace and Gordon Ingleby, Robin s still-grieving parents, acting so strangely? And what does Mad Meg mean when she says the Devil has come back to Gibbet Wood? Then it s showtime for Porson s Puppets at St. Tancred s but as Nialla plays Mother Goose, Rupert s goose gets cooked as the victim of an electrocution that is too perfectly planned to be an accident. Someone had set the stage for "murder." Putting down her sister-punishing experiments and picking up her trusty bicycle, Gladys, Flavia uncovers long-buried secrets of Bishop s Lacey, the seemingly idyllic village that is nevertheless home to a madwoman living in its woods, a prisoner-of-war with a soft spot for the English countryside, and two childless parents with a devastating secret. While the local police do their best to keep up with Flavia in solving Rupert s murder, his killer may pull Flavia in way over her head, to a startling discovery that reveals the chemical composition of vengeance. "From the Hardcover edition.""

About Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley was born in Toronto and grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. With an education in electronic engineering, Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario, and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in Toronto, before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan, where he worked for twenty-five years before taking early retirement in 1994. Bradley was the first President of the Saskatoon Writers, and a founding member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. His children s stories were published in "The Canadian Children s Annual" and his short story Meet Miss Mullen was the first recipient of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children s Literature. For a number of years, Alan regularly taught scriptwriting and television production courses at the University of Saskatchewan. His fiction has been published in literary journals and he has given many public readings in schools and galleries. His short stories have been broadcast by CBC Radio, and his lifestyle and humour pieces have appeared in "The Globe and Mail" and "The National Post." Alan Bradley was also a founding member of The Casebook of Saskatoon, a society devoted to the study of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlockian writings. There, he met the late Dr. William A.S. Sarjeant, with whom he collaborated on the classic book Ms. Holmes of Baker Street (1989). This work put forth the startling theory that the Great Detective was a woman, and was greeted upon publication with what has been described as a firestorm of controversy. As he s explained in interviews, Bradley was always an avid reader of mysteries, even as a child: My grandmother used to press them upon us when we were very young. One of the first books she gave me was Dorothy L. Sayers Busman s Holiday. I was profoundly influenced by it. Upon retirement, Bradley began writing full time. His next book, The Shoebox Bible (2006), has been compared with Tuesdays With Morrie and Mister God, This is Anna. In this beautiful memoir, Bradley tells the story of his early life in southern Ontario, and paints a vivid portrait of his mother, a strong and inspirational woman who struggled to raise three children on her own during tough times. In July of 2007, Bradley won the Debut Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009), based on a sample that would become the first novel in a series featuring eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce. As Bradley has explained, it was the character of Flavia that inspired him to embark upon the project: I started to write The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie in the spring of 2006. Flavia walked into another novel I was writing as an incidental character, and she hijacked the book. Although I didn t finish that book, Flavia stuck with me. The Dagger award brought international attention to Bradley s fiction debut, and Sweetness and the additional novels planned for the series will be published in twenty-eight languages and in more than thirty countries. Alan Bradley lives in Malta with his wife Shirley and two calculating cats. He is currently working on the third novel starring Flavia de Luce, A Red Herring Without Mustard."" "From the Hardcover edition.""

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Author : Alan Bradley
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Data Published : 02 November 2010
ISBN : 0385665857
EAN : 9780385665858
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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