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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (Flavia de Luce Mysteries)

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley The characters are lightly amusing in that British way, and Flavia is much less annoying in print than she was as an audiobook character, but the mystery this time around is rather arbitrary and lacking even the modicum of suspense that propelled The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I suppose it isn't very plausible that Flavia would be involved in another death-defying case, but a little more intrigue would be welcome.It is a fun series, though. I like the way Flavia's brilliance as a chemist plays off against her utter incomprehension of the adult world -- not quite sure what an affair entails, she accepts Dogger's explanation that it is when two adults become "the best of friends."I don't know if I'll read the next book though.