Murder

A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce Mysteries, by Alan Bradley

By Alan Bradley

Within the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the insidiously shrewdpermanent and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had requested a Gypsy girl to inform her fortune--never anticipating to later stumble around the bad soul, bludgeoned nearly to loss of life within the wee hours in her personal caravan. used to be 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 while one has odious older sisters. yet how may possibly this crime be attached to the lacking child? because the crimson herrings pile up, Flavia needs to kind 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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I couldn't have read two without having had a chance to read the others. ” But Tracy shook his head firmly. “That I'm not giving out, Jerry. Okay on the other angle. Next time I see Corey or Bates, I'll tell 'em you and Dineen were enemies. That far I'll go, no farther. ” Evers picked up his glass. ” Tracy shook his head gloomily, but drank. ” “All actors are crazy. They've got to be. ” “Probably. ” Jerry Evers said, “I'm stuck. Helen Armstrong asked me to go with her; she didn't want to go alone and I don't blame her for that.

I can assure you Mr. ” He closed the door gently but firmly behind him. CHAPTER 6 TRACY STOPPED in the washroom to straighten his tie and comb his hair before he went back to the office where he'd left Dotty. “Mr. ” she asked him. Tracy held up his hand, thumb and forefinger forming a circle. “On the beam,” he said. ” “I hope you won't mind, Mr. Tracy. I thought I'd start— just tentatively—a rewrite of tomorrow's script. Even if I do it wrong, it might help a little. And then when you do it, I can see what's wrong with mine.

This is radio business, Jerry. You ought to know radio by now. A hint of scandal, and you're on your ear. Not so much for writers; we're anonymous hacks. But—” “Nuts to radio,” Jerry said. “If I could get myself—well, arrested for murder, and get enough publicity I might get a break back on the stage. Tracy, this murder may turn out to be a big story. Hell, it is a big story. Once this angle gets out, it's going on the press service teletypes all over the country, and it's going to stay in the news.

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