book report [the weed that strings the hangman's bag]

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This book is the second installment of the Flavia de Luce mysteries...Flavia  is a precocious 11 year old girl living in 1950's England.  She loves  chemistry and poking her nose into strange goings on in her village. Her  dad and her sisters sometimes get in the way...but she still manages to  get in the way and figure out the mystery.  This mystery involves the  death of a famous tv puppeteer who is traveling the countryside. At  first the crime seems random, but as clues unfold it seems the puppeteer  may have old ties to the neighborhood. The suspects? The vicar, his  wife, the puppeteers assistant, a german WWII prisoner of war and others  all must be investigated all while avoiding older sisters and dreaded  Aunt Felicity. These mysteries are fun reads...I definitely recommend  them, and I think you could get away with not reading the first book  (although I think it was slightly better than this one).  The third is out in hardback now..I'm sure I'll read it in a few months!