A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley audiobook

A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley
Read by Jayne Entwistle

Random House Audio

The Flavia de Luce Series: Book 3

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Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey—mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia’s own backyard. Flavia had asked the old Gypsy woman to tell her fortune, but never expected to stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer had abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? Had it something to do with the weird sect who met at the river to practice their secret rites? While still pondering the possibilities, Flavia stumbles upon another corpse—that of a notorious layabout who had been caught prowling about the de Luce’s drawing room. Pedaling Gladys, her faithful bicycle, across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, Flavia uncovers some odd new twists. Most intriguing is her introduction to an elegant artist with a very special object in her possession—a portrait that sheds light on the biggest mystery of all: Who is Flavia? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets.

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Summary

Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey—mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia’s own backyard. Flavia had asked the old Gypsy woman to tell her fortune, but never expected to stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer had abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? Had it something to do with the weird sect who met at the river to practice their secret rites? While still pondering the possibilities, Flavia stumbles upon another corpse—that of a notorious layabout who had been caught prowling about the de Luce’s drawing room. Pedaling Gladys, her faithful bicycle, across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, Flavia uncovers some odd new twists. Most intriguing is her introduction to an elegant artist with a very special object in her possession—a portrait that sheds light on the biggest mystery of all: Who is Flavia? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Flavia] remains irresistibly appealing.” New York Times Book Review
“Alan Bradley’s third Flavia de Luce mystery, A Red Herring Without Mustard, exceeds in every way, if that’s even possible, his first two…[Flavia] is always feisty, always smart. I adore her. And while it is wonderful to read her as an adult, I wish I’d had Flavia as a role model while growing up. It’s cool to be smart. It’s cool to be Flavia! And it’s great to be among her legion of fans.” Louise Penny, bestselling author of Bury Your Dead
“This idiosyncratic heroine continues to charm.” Wall Street Journal
“As satisfying as the mystery is, the multiple-award winning Bradley offers more…Beautifully written, with fully fleshed characters…[Bradley] secures his position as a confident, talented writer and storyteller.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Think of Flavia as a new Sherlock in the making.” Booklist
“Delightful…The book’s forthright and eerily mature narrator is a treasure.” Seattle Times
“Outstanding…In this marvelous blend of whimsy and mystery, Flavia manages to operate successfully in the adult world of crimes and passions while dodging the childhood pitfalls set by her sisters.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Bradley’s third book about tween sleuth Flavia de Luce will make readers forget Nancy Drew.” People
“Oh, to be eleven again and pal around with irresistible wunderkind Flavia de Luce…A splendid romp through 1950s England led by the world’s smartest and most incorrigible preteen.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Think preteen Nancy Drew, only savvier and a lot richer, and you have Flavia de Luce…Don’t be fooled by Flavia’s age or the 1950s setting: A Red Herring isn’t a dainty tea-and-crumpets sort of mystery. It’s shot through with real grit.” Entertainment Weekly
“Whether battling with her odious sisters or verbally sparing with the long-suffering Inspector Hewitt, our cheeky heroine is a delight. Full of pithy dialogue and colorful characters, this series would appeal strongly to fans of Dorothy Sayers, Gladys Mitchell, and Leo Bruce, as well as readers who like clever humor mixed in with their mysteries.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Flavia, oh Flavia, how I’ve missed you!…If you like your heroines whip-smart, lippy, and resourceful, Flavia’s your gal…This is a delightful read, and I was so immersed at one point I sailed right through my metro stop.” Montreal Gazette
“As hilarious, gripping, and sad as the previous books in this enjoyable series…Once again, Bradley succeeds. And so, of course, does Flavia.” BookPage
“Bradley has created a marvelous character in Flavia—very adult in some ways, very childish in others, full of energy and curiosity. [Bradley’s] story should appeal to readers of all ages looking to escape into a thoroughly entertaining world.” Tulsa World
“Bradley’s characters, wonderful dialogue, and plot twists are a most winning combination.” USA Today

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Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of novels, short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the CWA Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English