Thursday, May 13, 2010

Beth recommends: "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag"

I can’t recommend this series enough – if you are looking for a new “cozy” mystery series, check out The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, the second in the series starring Flavia De Luce by Alan C. Bradley. (Check out the first in the series as well – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie). Set in a small English village in the early 1950s, the series stars the indomitable Flavia de Luce and don’t be put off by the designation of “cozy” – Flavia is anything but. She is fearless, resourceful, intent on clearing the names of those wrongly accused of crime, most at home in her late uncle’s chemistry laboratory where she focuses her study on poisons. Flavia will charm you with her down-to-earth practicality and her independent spirit. These books are just pure fun, for adults and young adults alike.

Audience: Adult, young adult