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A Red Herring without Mustard
by Alan Bradley

RRP €12.80

A Red Herring without Mustard
by Author Name Alan Bradley

Book details for title
List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 197 x 129 x 26mm, 416pp
Publication date: 15 Mar 2012
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN-13: 9781409118169

Description

'You frighten me,' the Gypsy said. 'Never have I seen my crystal ball so filled with darkness.' So begins eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce's third adventure through the charming but deceptively dark byways of the village of Bishop's Lacey. What the fortune teller in fact claimed to see was a vision of Flavia's mother, Harriet, who died on a mountainside in Tibet when Flavia was less than a year old. 'She's trying to come home,' the old woman intones. 'And she needs your help.' For Flavia, the old gypsy's words open up old wounds and new possibilities - not all of them nice. Is she a faker, or is there some truth to her powers, and the message she brings back from the other side? And when the village is rocked by another ghastly murder, how will a growing fascination with gypsy lore help Flavia to solve it?

Reviews

Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy, and above all, great fun! GOOD BOOK GUIDE Flavia is in top sleuthing form when a gypsy fortune-teller who had plied her trade at the village fete is attacked and left for dead GOOD BOOK GUIDE