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A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel (edition 2011)
by Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0385342322, Hardcover)Guest Reviewer: Louise Penny on A Red Herring Without Mustard
Louise Penny is the bestselling author of Bury Your Dead,The Brutal Telling, Still Life and A Fatal Grace.
Alan Bradley’s third Flavia de Luce mystery, A Red Herring Without Mustard, exceeds in every way, if that’s even possible, his first two. Flavia uses her trademark cunning in scheming to get even with her older sisters who lay in wait to torment her. She saves a gypsy’s life, befriends Porcelain, the gypsy’s granddaughter, solves a puzzling and bizarre murder involving an ancient non-conformist cult, collects clues the police have missed and fearlessly ventures into danger. She is always feisty, always smart. I adore her. And while it is wonderful to read her as an adult I wish I’d had Flavia as a role model while growing up. It’s cool to be smart. It’s cool to be Flavia! And it’s great to be among her legion of fans.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:38 -0400)
Flavia's discovery of an old Gypsy woman who's been attacked in her wagon sends the girl off on an investigation that will reveal more of Buckshaw's secrets as well as new information about Harriet, the mother Flavia never knew.
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