red herring

Whether being compared to Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew, she’s still

“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE CREATIONS IN RECENT LITERATURE.”  (USA Today) 

Critics love Flavia de Luce and…

A Red Herring Without Mustard

By Alan Bradley

Delacorte Hardcover

On sale: 2/8/2011

ISBN: 978-0-385-34232-2

“This idiosyncratic heroine continues to charm.” —Wall Street Journal 

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

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)

“Oh, to be 11 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)

“Whether battling with her odious sisters or verbally sparing with the long-suffering Inspector Hewitt, our cheeky heroine is a delight. Full of pithy dialog 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)

 “Think of Flavia as a new Sherlock in the making.”  —Booklist

The wait is almost over for the latest Flavia de Luce!

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