By Alan Bradley
Within the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the insidiously smart and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had requested a Gypsy girl to inform her fortune--never watching for to later stumble around the terrible soul, bludgeoned virtually to loss of life within the wee hours in her personal caravan. was once this an act of retribution via these confident that the soothsayer kidnapped a neighborhood baby years in the past? definitely Flavia knows the bliss of settling rankings; revenge is a pleasant hobby whilst one has odious older sisters. yet how may well this crime be hooked up to the lacking child? because the pink herrings pile up, Flavia needs to style via clues fishy and foul to untangle darkish deeds and hazardous secrets.
BONUS: This variation includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley's I Am Half-Sick of Shadows.
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Extra resources for A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce Mysteries, Book 3)
For Hailey, it would turn out to be a brief waylay, a little fun before she charted a straighter course. As Vanessa had before her, Hailey wouldn’t need any help realigning her life. In Sharon’s darker moments, when she fretted over the turn Jennifer’s life had taken, Vanessa’s and Hailey’s successes reassured her. If they came around, why wouldn’t Jennifer? The party scene would grow old, Sharon told herself. Jennifer would move on. Yet as the months passed, Jen continued to flip-flop between the shy, smart, sweet girl she’d always been and the angry teenager who saw no reason to listen to her mother.
Hailey, Jim’s youngest daughter, saw it. “I think Jen was excited to get out of Corpus,” she says. “But she was petrified out of her mind about college. She’d tell me, ‘I can’t do it. ’” Jennifer Cave’s stint at Southwest would be short. ” Before long, Jen skipped classes, and her grades suffered. When Sharon asked why, her middle daughter always had an answer. “Your expectations are too high for me,” Jennifer said. “I’m not smart enough. ” Sharon felt her exasperation building. Jennifer was the brightest of her four children; how could she not realize that?
She had a boyfriend, Mark, tall and blond, a good kid from a nice family, one Sharon thought well of. He was leaving Southwest and moving to Austin to continue his education at the University of Texas. Jennifer wanted to move to Austin to be near him, to get her own apartment, find a job, and attend Austin Community College. Jim and Sharon were both in favor of the move, hopeful that Jennifer just needed time to maneuver through her problems and consider her future. By then, Sharon had moved in with Jim and blended households, so they donated their excess furniture to Jen.
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce Mysteries, Book 3) by Alan Bradley