A Red Herring Without Mustard

A Red Herring Without Mustard

Audiobook CD - 2011
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When a Gypsy caravan passes through town, Flavia has her fortune read., but just hours later the young fortune teller is found dead. As Flavia investigates, she discovers the fortune teller was linked to the murder of a local child years earlier.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2011
ISBN: 9780307576439
0307576434
Branch Call Number: CD MF BRADLEY
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Entwistle, Jayne

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63booklover
Apr 13, 2017

A delight.

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FVReader
Sep 12, 2016

Flavia is such a fun character. In this installment, she's starting to become more self-aware and mature, yet remains the Flavia we've come to care about.
The mystery in this installment of the series is a bit drawn out but the book is entertaining to listen to none-the-less. Flavia just can't disappoint.
One wonders, though, why her sisters are so mean to her and for what purpose. One also wonders what's the true ....and whole....story behind Harriet's disappearance. Is there more than we're being told.
Slowly, the characters of Flavia and her father are becoming more filled in and gathering depth and purpose. Her sisters, though, are still enigmas.
Looking forward to the next installment.

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ebgillig
Feb 24, 2013

Read this audiobook from VPL and it was my favourite Flavia de Luce from Alan Bradley so far. Can't quite say why; just felt richer and more character driven, less contrived than some of his girl child mysteries in this series. Perhaps as he allows Flavia to be occasionally frightened, daunted, and missing her mother as a real child in her shoes would be.

Cdnbookworm May 18, 2011

This is the third novel in the Flavia de Luce series. The plot is strong and Flavia shows some character development, as does her father, the Colonel.
There is less about the two sisters here than in the previous books, but Flavia more than makes up for it. Her adventures start at the fete where she asks for her fortune to be read by a gypsy. From there it leads to a family of disturbed neighbours, a supposedly defunct religious sect, and a local antiques shop. Flavia ruins a few dresses, engages in many chemistry experiments, and learns more about her dead mother, Harriet.
I really enjoyed the bits with her father this time as we saw more of his character and the struggles to overcome his grief. Flavia herself shows concern for several other people, from the gypsy and her granddaughter, to the local orphan boy. The plot has lots of nice twists and turns, but holds together very well.
The audio by Jayne Entwistle is perfect as always. She captures Flavia's voice wonderfully.

samdog123 Apr 23, 2011

Yet another hit by my new favourite mystery author, Alan Bradley--and he's Canadian too! Eleven year old Flavia De Luce gets herself involved in yet another mystery in the small English village of Bishop's Lacey. Religious cults, gypsies, and antique forgeries are at the heart of this mystery.

audioadi Apr 10, 2011

As usual, Alan Bradley does not disappoint. Flavia is a fabulous heroine of Bradley's novels. This is the third novel in the Flavia de Luce series.

The audiobooks are well done and keep you very engaged.

M_Henderson Mar 23, 2011

Oh my goodness, I just adore Flavia de Luce. How does this author -- a male Canadian electrical engineer "of a certain age" -- develop such a whole and real and unique 11-year-old English girl with a zest for life (and death!)? The audiobooks are marvelous. Bradley's words and Flavia's voice are meant to be heard!

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