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Badyl na katowski wór (Flavia de Luce #2)

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Czy mordercze lato w bukolicznym Bishop's Lacey dobiegło końca? Kogóż to pochowano na wiejskim cmentarzu przy kościółku św. Tankreda? Czy Flawia zmartwychwstała?

Wydarzył się cud! Do Bishop's Lacey zjechało rozklekotanym austinem Zaczarowane królestwo samego Ruperta Porsona! Tego Ruperta Porsona, który wraz z Wiewiórką Snoddym występuje w telewizji. Jaka szkoda, że Flawia n
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Published June 2010 by Wydawnictwo "Vesper" (first published 2010)
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Darlene They can be read out of order. This is the first book that I have read in the series and I am getting a feel for the story and characters.
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
I see I'm not the only one unthrilled by this second book. There are no spoilers in what follows, but if you loved the first one and are excited for this one, read no further. Or if you do, don't complain to me that I killed your joy.

This story meandered way too much to keep my interest, and I thought the plot was dreadfully thin. Lots of window dressing and trying too hard to be cute. It felt very much like a 70-something-year-old man trying to sound like an 11-year-old girl. And of course, th
Richard Derus
Oct 29, 2011 Richard Derus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are cute, cute, cute books! I don't buy it, a kid being this kind of smart, but I don't care. The plot's a little on the thin side, but I don't care. The fun of these books is the delightful fantasy of Eng-er-land post-WWII seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Flavia, daughter of decayed privilege.

The murdered man, a puppeteer/drug dealer, *richly* deserved killing, which always makes a mystery more fun for me. His relict, of sorts, is of course a suspect, but her Delicate Condition (w
Jeffrey Keeten
Nov 08, 2011 Jeffrey Keeten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't really explain it, but I really like this series. I don't read books like this and yet here I am with book two under my belt and looking forward to book three. I actually liked this book better than the first book The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I was talked into reading the first book, and prejudged the book which it took 3/4 of the book to convince me that I really was having a good time. With book two I picked it up already convinced I would like it and I wasn't disappointed. ...more
May 09, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag picks up a little more than a month after The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie leaves off, so it was good to read them consecutively. It's summer in Bishop's Lacey, the little village outside of which eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce lives with her father and two older sisters in the old family manor, Buckshaw. Flavia's relaxing in the churchyard when she sees that she has company: it turns out that the van of a famous puppeteer, Rupert Porson, has broken ...more
Feb 12, 2016 Carolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series, especially the feisty 11 year old Flavia deLuce at the centre of it all. England in the 1950s must have been a golden time for childhood. Flavia is left totally alone to roam the countryside on her bike, visit whoever she wants and poke her nose in wherever she wants. Of course things might be different if her mother hadn't died at her birth and it was left to her distant father and two hateful sisters (who Flavia may end up poisoning before the series ends) to bring her up. ...more
Mord är ingen barnlek (The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag), book 2 in the Flavia de Luce series.

Delightful! That's is precisely what this book is. Just a delightful story with the precocious Flavia de Luce. This time is she trying to find out who killed the famous puppeteer Rupert Porson and she does her usually way, by being curious, listening to gossip and putting two and two together. And, thinking of ways of killing people with poisons..especially her sisters.

Flavia de Luce is such a w
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag is the 2nd book in the Flavia De Luce series. I liked the novel less than the first one as I could not connect with the characters in the beginning and I was a little bit annoyed by Flavia. That changed soon enough and the book became entertaining, as I was expecting.

For those who do not know this series, it is about a 12 years old girl living in an old English mansion with her father and two sisters after the 2nd World War. Flavia is very curios, attenti
Lisa Vegan
I think I liked this second book even better than I did the first book in the series, even though I didn’t get to experience the same novelty of Flavia as a character.

I love Flavia and Flavia’s narration. She’s such a hoot. It helps to have a very warped sense of humor to enjoy this mystery series, and I am the proud possessor of a warped sense of humor, which allows me to enjoy all sorts of humor.

I knew too much about the mystery too soon, sort of, but the whole joy of this series is Flavia as
I could only barely make it through one Harry Potter novel even though they are very imaginative and popular. Yet I am addicted to Flavia de Luce books as much as Flavia is addicted to chemistry, solving mysteries and devouring horehound sticks. Flavia has a hilarious and sweet view of her world and she make you want to be a part of it.

Eleven year old Flavia lives in Buckshaw, an old estate on the edge of Bishop's Lacey. She is know by all the locals as that "de Luce girl" flying about town on
Aug 16, 2015 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the first one, "The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag" was so lovely!!!

These books are so unique because what Alan Bradley does is takes his readers through layers of imagination. When I read his books I literally see everything and I'm transported to a different time. He is so great at writing characters and setting its so fun and fantastic! This book had a charming plot even though it was about murder. The puppeteer idea was very storybook and had me hooked from the very be
Jul 07, 2010 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Flavia de Luce fans
Another lovely and funny Flavia de Luce mystery.

One afternoon Flavia stumbles upon a traveling puppet show van at the local church's graveyard. The van is broken and in the temporary absence of the mechanic, stranded in Bishop's Lacy for a few days. Not to waste their time, performers decide to do a couple of shows to entertain local public. Of course, Flavia doesn't hesitate to befriend the famous puppeteer Rupert Porson and his beautiful (and pregnant) assistant. Tragedy strikes when during th
Jun 19, 2016 Niina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, dekkari
Jo Alan Bradleyn ensimmäinen, suloisesta myrkynkeittäjästä Flavia de Lucesta kirjoittama teos Piiraan maku makea hurmasi, ja sarjan toinen osa Kuolema ei ole lasten leikkiä jatkaa samalla tasokkaalla ja koukuttavalla linjalla.

Bishop's Laceyyn saapuu kuuluisa nukketeatteritaitelija Rupert Porson. Flavialle käy nopeasti selväksi millainen ihminen Rupert on ja alkaa hienovaraisesti käärimään auki salaisuuksien päälle ohuelti kiedottuja verhoja. Rupert kuolee kesken Jaakko ja pavunvarsi-esityksen ja
Lorraine M. Thompson
Feb 12, 2011 Lorraine M. Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I read this book because I fell in like with the protagonist Flavia de Luce in "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie". (And yes, I do sometimes select a book to read by its cover which is the main reason I picked up "The Sweetness...It had a crow on the cover and I am a huge corvoid fan!).

I just learned that there is a new Flavia book out and an totally looking forward to reading it.

Anyways, how can you not like a writer who pens:

"If you remember nothing else, remember this: Inspiration from
Oh Flavia, you and your poison...

This second installment in the Flavia De Luce series was a bit slower than the first (the murder doesn't even occur until half-way through the book!) but more revealing of the De Luce family background, which made up for the slower start. Flavia is freakishly observant and manipulative, and she's 11 years old.

The mysteries are told from the viewpoint of a very precocious, highly intelligent child. She misses things that an adult would grasp immediately, but she
Beth Cato
Apr 10, 2012 Beth Cato rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read many mystery books, but I am hooked on this series--and have gotten my mom hooked as well. In this second book, 11-year-old Flavia continues her adventures in the British countryside where she roams wild with her unhealthy interest in murder and poison. In this book, a visiting puppeteer is murdered, and the cast of suspects is wide. Bradley, a Canadian, has a magnificent knack for creating characters who are brilliant and quirky in that perfectly British mold. Really, it would be a ...more
Jan 07, 2011 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was send to me by Bookdagger for my honest review.

This is the second book by Alan Bradley featuring the precocious Flavia de Luce.
Flavia is eleven years old, the youngest of three sisters who live with their philatelist and rather absent father in a mansion in the country-side in England in the 1950's.
Flavia could easily have been a lonely and sad little girl, bullied by her sisters, half believing that she caused her mother's death and more or less ignored by her father, but she's far
Jan 24, 2010 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bradley ups the ante with The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag, his second Flavia deLuce novel in which our spunky heroine (an eleven year old budding chemist with a passion for poison) investigates the sudden death of a celebrity puppeteer. And of course, the mystery she sets out to solve twists and turns along adding another possible victim, and quirky hilarity ensues.

I usually approach the second installment of any series warily. After finishing The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and
The characters are lightly amusing in that British way, and Flavia is much less annoying in print than she was as an audiobook character, but the mystery this time around is rather arbitrary and lacking even the modicum of suspense that propelled The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I suppose it isn't very plausible that Flavia would be involved in another death-defying case, but a little more intrigue would be welcome.

It is a fun series, though. I like the way Flavia's brilliance as a chemis
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I have to say, Alan Bradley's ability to evoke a time and place is simply amazing. Whether I enjoyed the mystery or not I would probably read this series just for the opportunity to escape to these small towns in 1950s England.

IF you adored the SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE I hardly think you need me to urge you on to read Flavia #2. However, if you are like me and somewhat on the line as to whether to continue, let me give you a little nudge to go ahead and pick this book up too. First, th
Flavia de Luce is one of the most delightful characters to come along in contemporary mystery fiction in some time. Introduced to this charming character in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, she continues to entertain and engage the reader in this second novel of the series. Bradley in his writing, full of wit and humor, is able to spin tales that are totally absorbing, literally the kind you don't want to put down and can't wait to pick up again. The reader is definitely left hungry for m ...more
Aug 14, 2012 Goddess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Den 2 Band der Flavia de Luce Reihe finde ich sogar noch ein Tick besser als den ersten! Die Reihe würde ich allen ans Herz legen :)

Mehr will ich dazu eigentlich nicht sagen, da ich nicht spoilern will und außerdem gibt es wirklich schöne Videorezis von Youtubern wie z.b. die von den Glimmerfeen!

Ich liebe Flavia einfach, sie ist einzigartig und der Schreibstil von Alan Bradley mag vielleicht schwer sein, ist aber auch sehr unterhaltsam! Das Cover ist sehr gut gelungen und mehr gibt es eigentlich
Apr 26, 2010 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
2 Words that describe the book: Girl detective

3 Settings where it took place or characters you met:

1. Setting: 1950s England in and about the village of Bishop's Lacey

2. Flavia de Luce—The precocious, fearless, trouble-making, sneaky, aspiring chemist/amateur detective is back for another installment of this delightful series. Flavia is 11-years-old going on 30, and her quick thinking, penchant for trouble and inquisitiveness bring her once again into the thick of a murder mystery.

3. Rupert Pors
Jan 24, 2016 Aleshanee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krimi, jugendbuch
"Was für eine aufregende Vorstellung, dass unsere sterblichen Überreste den Untergang unserer Welt noch lange als gleißender Schneesturm aus Diamantenstaub überdauern würden, der im roten Glühen einer sterbenden Sonne bis in alle Ewigkeit dahinwehte." S. 176

Also ich hatte ja meine Meinung zum ersten Teil revidiert und hab ihn für gut befunden. Auf jeden Fall hat er mich neugierig gemacht, wie es mit der kleinen Giftmischerin weitergeht und siehe da: Der zweite Band hat mir richtig gut gefallen!
First Sentence: I was lying dead in the churchyard.

Ten-year-old Flavia de Luce is ignored by her father, and continually set upon by her sisters. To compensate, she has her grandfather’s old laboratory, where she indulges her love of chemistry and skill with poisons, her bicycle, Gladys, and her skill at solving puzzles.

Flavia befriends a beloved BBC puppeteer, Rupert Porson, and his “assistant,” who are stranded with a broken-down fan. When Rupert is electrocuted during a performance of “Jack
Kendra Recht
Oct 16, 2011 Kendra Recht rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to write a review of the second book in a series, because for the most part, my thoughts about the general writing remain the same. Thus this will have to be quite a bit shorter than my review of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, but not for lack of loving it. Everything that I enjoyed in the previous book was brought back here.

As in the last book, young Flavia de Luce stumbles upon another mystery -- another murder mystery, to be precise. And, much like the last book, there are
The/My second Flavia de Luce mystery. Such a clever series. It's a shame this precocious 11-year-old has a macabre fascination with death, because otherwise she would be quite the heroine for young readers. Alas, I think the plot lines, despite their charming protagonist, is meant for more mature audiences.

I wish I could speak like Flavia-- so very witty, British, and fabulously 1950s (a time when kids still rode their bikes everywhere and had machinery in their mouths for braces).

I am so impr
Flavia de Luce is simply one of the most wonderful characters Ive read about in a long time. The setting and Bradleys peculiar writing style are other things I absolutely adore about these books.
The case in The Weed That Strings the Hangmans Bag is very clever and the build up for the murder is extremely interesting as it introduces new fascinating characters. Though the ending felt quite anticlimactic, I almost read right through the conclusion of the mystery, because I didnt realize that it w
After my disappointment with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie -- it didn't live up to the rave reviews I'd heard -- I was prepared to just gently enjoy this, with a few smiles and nods of the head. The nostalgia for an England that never existed is rife throughout this, of course, and Flavia de Luce is completely unbelievable, but if you try and read it as a sort of parody/wish-fulfillment of that dream of the gently decaying gentry in their sleepyish village, it goes a lot more smoothly. ...more
Not as good as the first one, but just as fun. Flavia is one of those kids that alternately terrifies me and delights me.

The mystery in this one was, honestly, a bit dull. Considering that nothing actually happened until over 40% into the book, it really was slow. I sort of already had figured out what it would be about when they got to it, so the ending didn't come as any surprise to me.

Unlike the first book, this focused more on the town than her family. And, I found her family delightful. I w
Dec 16, 2011 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lee by: Kathy Reel
Eleven year old Flavia has done it again! Outsmarted the local constabulary, saved the day with an extremely creative, chemical concoction and solved another murder accompanied by her trusty bike Gladys. She pedals around the village and surrounding countryside, ferreting out secrets and succeeds where the kind but stern, Detective Inspector fails.

This second book in the Flavia de Luce series set in 1950’s rural England drew me in immediately and has just as much, if not more charm than the firs
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With an education in electronic engineering, Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario, and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in Toronto, before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where
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Other Books in the Series

Flavia de Luce (9 books)
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
  • I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
  • Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5)
  • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
  • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
  • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia de Luce, #8)
  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9)

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“If you remember nothing else, remember this: Inspiration from outside one's self is like the heat in an oven. It makes passable Bath buns. But inspiration from within is like a volcano: It changes the face of the world.” 107 likes
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