The Flavia de Luce Series 4-Book Bundle: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley Online

The Flavia de Luce Series 4-Book Bundle: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Title : The Flavia de Luce Series 4-Book Bundle: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
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ISBN : 9780345545404
Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 1568

Award-winning author Alan Bradley is a master of the British cozy mystery, and in Flavia de Luce, he has created a wickedly clever and intrepid young sleuth, hailed as “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature” (USA Today). Now, in this captivating eBook bundle, readers can follow Flavia as she stirs up trouble to solve the most confounding of crimes.  THEAward-winning author Alan Bradley is a master of the British cozy mystery, and in Flavia de Luce, he has created a wickedly clever and intrepid young sleuth, hailed as “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature” (USA Today). Now, in this captivating eBook bundle, readers can follow Flavia as she stirs up trouble to solve the most confounding of crimes.  THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE “Delightful . . . [Flavia is] a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.”—The Boston Globe   It is the summer of 1950—and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, Flavia de Luce, an eleven-year-old aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.  THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN’S BAG “A smart, irreverent, unsappy mystery.”—Entertainment Weekly  Flavia de Luce, a genius at investigating murders, thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey are over—until puppeteer Rupert Porson has his own strings sizzled in an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. But who’d do such a thing, and why? 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 pulling the strings of this dance of death, has Flavia gotten in way over her head?  A RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD “Irresistibly appealing.”—The New York Times Book Review  In the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey, the unflappable Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune—never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer abducted a local child years ago? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets.  I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS “One of the most original, charming, devilishly creative and hilarious detectives of any age or any time.”—Bookreporter   It’s Christmastime when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, Flavia de Luce’s beloved home, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. Who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.


The Flavia de Luce Series 4-Book Bundle: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows Reviews

  • Nan

    Another delightful mystery for Flavia to solve. These books are just plain fun- and so well written.

  • Elizabeth

    Flavia de Luce is the 11 year old that you want to be a parent, because she is brilliant, original, and kind - and the one that you fear giving birth to because her favorite activity is concocting poisons in her very well-equipped laboratory. She also seems to have quite a knack for being in the location of unusual murders and for solving them, to the chagrin of the local police.I loved these books. The first one is a little weaker than the others, but together they've been a very pleasant escap [...]

  • Richard

    The fourth book in the Flavia de Luce series. These are just delightful books that anyone can enjoy. Bradley's descriptions and dialogue are right on. They are slightly improbable because it is written from the viewpoint of a precocious 11 year old who loves chemistry. But, I like them and I find myself reading them fast because they are so entertaining.

  • Pamela Van Arsdale

    You will fall in love with Flavia! Bradley's novels about a young, chemistry obsessed detective in rural 1950s England are fabulous. The mysteries are smart and the family dynamics intriguing. Each of the five novels are great reads, my favorite is the second. The weed that strings the hangman a bag.

  • Hilde Næss

    Flavia is a geeky chemist and private eye. She's got a very scientific view of the world, and may not be the greatest people person around. But hey, she's only eleven! Love this series, its characters and setting in rural England in the 1950s.

  • Lorrie

    Flavia de Luce is a wonderful character who charmed me with her intelligence and insecurities. Written for young adults, I'd recommend Bradley's series to anyone who enjoys mysteries and insight into human character.

  • Connie Johnson

    The entire series is 5-star for wit, voice, and character development. It is fairly light reading. Very well written. Mr Bradley has somehow gotten the point of view of a 12 year old girl spot-on!There are two more books in this series.

  • Bonnie Malouf

    I love these books about a girl science geek who solves mysteries and deals head on with stuck up sisters, a preoccupied, penniless father and the local authorities with whom she enjoys a love-hate relationship.

  • Elizabeth

    Flavia comes to life under Bradley's writing. The books are witty, charming small town mysteries solved by a pre teen girl.

  • Winter Sophia Rose

    Fascinating, Engaging & Charming! A Page-Turning, Delicious, Delightful, Different Kind Of Twist! I Loved It!!!

  • Cynthia Kroger

    I've sort of gotten hooked on this series. Part of the reason might be the cool English accent on the audio tapes.

  • Linda Ash

    I love this series.

  • Nicole Wikkerink

    These books are so much fun to read. I listened to them as audio books and was useless for weeks!!

  • Joyce

    Great series. Love Flavia.

  • Cathy C

    Beautifully drawn with poetic words and delicious details of a time long ago.

  • Tina Adams

    Loved all of them but the first one was my personal favorite.

  • Ddoyle90

    I just enjoyed these easy reading stories of this high spirited girl living in the 1950s. I read the large print additions.

  • Dtburt

    Well written fun, surprise books!