I read to escape and to learn. I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories.
Eleven year old Flavia has done it again! Outsmarted the local constabulary, saved the day with an extremely creative, chemical concoction and solved another murder accompanied by her trusty bike Gladys. She pedals around the village and surrounding countryside, ferreting out secrets and succeeds where the kind but stern, Detective Inspector fails.
This second book in the Flavia de Luce series set in 1950’s rural England drew me in immediately and has just as much, if not more charm than the first. I found myself giggling as well as sympathizing with the brilliant but emotionally vulnerable young heroine. If you’re looking for a charming, cozy, mystery with a few laughs thrown in, I highly recommend The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag.