Flavia de Luce 2 - Mord ist kein Kinderspiel: Roman by Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce 2 - Mord ist kein Kinderspiel: Roman

byAlan Bradley, Gerald Jung, Katharina Orgaß

Kobo ebook | November 4, 2010 | German

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Vorhang auf für Flavia und den Puppenmord

In ihrem neuen spannenden Fall muss Flavia de Luce gleich zwei verzwickte Morde aufklären – die so unlösbar ineinander verworren zu sein scheinen wie die verwickelten Schnüre einer achtlos weggeworfenen Marionette …

Nie zuvor hat die junge Flavia de Luce einen so aufregenden Theaterabend erlebt: Der begnadete Puppenspieler Rupert Porson schlägt das Publikum in seinen Bann, und beim furiosen Finale gibt es neben Rauch und stiebenden Funken sogar eine echte Leiche! Die Polizei tappt zunächst im Dunkeln. Nur die brillante Hobbydetektivin Flavia bewahrt den Durchblick und findet heraus, dass jemand die elektrische Anlage der Bühne manipuliert hat. Und bald darauf erkennt sie, dass das ruchlose Verbrechen eng mit einem weiteren, seit mehreren Jahren ungeklärten Todesfall verwoben ist. Doch allmählich stellt sich die bange Frage, ob die neugierige Flavia ganz allein gegen den Strippenzieher in diesem mörderischen Marionettenspiel bestehen kann ...

Title:Flavia de Luce 2 - Mord ist kein Kinderspiel: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 4, 2010Publisher:Penhaligon VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641049962

ISBN - 13:9783641049966


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Nice instalment in a smart and funny series.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good! It got boring at times but the plot twists and old-fashioned mystery style kept me intrigued.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this! Whether it was because I had become more endeared to the characters or I liked the storyline better, I enjoyed the second in this series more than than first. I recommend the first, but I really enjoyed book number two!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely stronger than the first While retaining all the quirk and charm of the first book, the mystery of this one was stronger and more clever while the book continued to develop the fabulous characters introduced previously.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another good one Flavia de Luce is once again fun to follow along her adventures.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Flavia! The second in the series was not a let down. I am always weary of sequels but the new characters introduced were quite eccentric, and the old proved just as hilarious.This was a very interesting read, and an excellent mystery....quite spooky really. I am looking forward to the third instalment.
Date published: 2012-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than Sweetness The second in the mystery series that follows eleven year old Flavia de Luce on her adventures. I found this one more compelling and therefore more enjoyable than The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Everything is a bit more familiar and the mystery itself is a bit spookier. I especially enjoyed Flavia's interactions with Dogger and with her sisters. Found the use of the word "weed" in the title rather amusing. Not going to win any big prizes, but it's a delight to read!
Date published: 2012-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A LITTLE ANNOYING Flavia De Luce is an 11-year-old amateur detective and almost too bright for her small town surroundings. Being a budding chemist and quite knowledgeable about many things could be boring in Bishop’s Lacey if you didn’t have a murder to investigate. This book moved along quite well and it was a good little mystery, but I found Flavia a little too difficult to take. Instead of finding her charmingly precocious, I found her quite annoying. Enough so, that I wouldn’t pick up another in the series.
Date published: 2010-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Puppetry and Death Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Flavia's second case follows the traditional set up of the golden-age of classic British mysteries. A travelling puppet show comes to town, but not just anyone; this is Ruper Porson famous for his television puppet show. He agrees to put a show on for the village. At this point the reader is completely immersed in the story, introduced to all the characters, in the village, and the newcomers, along with bits and pieces of backstories but never enough to let us know who is going to commit a murder. And a murder there will be, just like the classic Agatha Christie we know this is all building up to the right moment and we've figured out who will get murdered and probably when but not how. Once the murder has been committed the rest of the book follows through keeping the pacing and formatting similar to the classic British mystery. Of course there are a few modern twists, our protagonist is an 11-year old girl, who is fascinated with poisons and completely knowledgeable in chemistry and herbs to be able to make an unlimited amount of poisons and their remedies. Flavia is a very interesting character. She is bright and knows it but is never smarmy or ignorant to adults. She knows when to use the child side of her to get more answers for certain witnesses. Flavia starts out by totally expecting the police to take her on as a deductive member of the team from her experiences showing them her skills last time but when she is questioned and then sent along she is feels indignant that they would dismiss her so easily. So Flavia takes on the case by herself, sneaking around, traveling by bicycle (just like the old-time female British sleuths!) and getting interviews that the police couldn't possibly succeed in as well as she, beloved child and fellow villager, is able. The author seems to have a good hold on her character by this point, as she is now entirely believable as a child, which I had problems with in the first book. It is good to see the character more realistic and fleshed out. I will say though, I didn't enjoy this book as much as The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I think the original uniqueness of the situation has worn off a bit and while the book is so comparable to a typical Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh, I do prefer my mysteries nowadays to start right off the bat with the murder. O course that's just me. Flavia de Luce is going to be a winner with all lovers of British cozies, one you'll surely not want to miss.
Date published: 2010-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely adore Flavia! Oh I've been waiting and waiting for The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag! I fell in love with Alan Bradley's writing and his precocious protagonist - Flavia de Luce - in the first book in this series - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. (you can read my rave review from last year) It is 1950 and eleven year old Flavia is passing the morning. pretending to be dead in the churchyard in the small English village of Bishop's Lacey. Her reverie is interrupted by someone's crying. Flavia of course, is not one to let anything that captures her interest go uninvestigated. She finds that the caravan belonging to Porson's Puppets has broken down. While waiting for the van to be fixed, Rupert Porson agrees to put on a puppet show for the village. The show takes an unexpected turn when Rupert is killed. Accident or murder? Well, this is right up Flavia's alley. Having solved a murder just last year, she is quite happy to assist Inspector Hewitt with the investigation. Inspector Hewitt isn't quite as thrilled. "There, like a doll in a box, lay Rupert. Was I frightened out of my wits? I'm afraid not. Since the day I had found a body in the kitchen garden at Buckshaw, I had developed a fascination with death, with a particular emphasis on the chemistry of putrefaction." Flavia is uncannily clever - indeed, her hobby is working in the old chemistry lab in the rambling mansion she shares with her absent minded father and two sisters. Her speciality is poisons. The 'war' between the sisters is always entertaining. The mystery is quite interesting and well plotted, but it is the character developments that are the stars of this book. Every quirky village character is well drawn and I immediately established a picture of them as I read. But for me, it is Flavia that makes this series such a hit. Her curiosity, her keen observations, her disarming view of life utterly enchant me. "Hullo! I shouted. It's always best to announce one's self heartily when trespassing. (Even though I had invented it on the spot, this seemed to be a good general rule)." Flavia's Father - "You are unreliable, Flavia, " he said. "Utterly unreliable." Flavia's response - not verbalized- " Of course I was! It was one of the things I loved most about myself." What's not to love? Flavia is a thoroughly enchanting protagonist. I've always loved mysteries, especially when I was younger. I devoured the entire Nancy Drew series and always imagined myself solving mysteries along with them. I'm older now, but having just as much fun seeing the world through Flavia's eyes and helping to solve the mystery. Flavia has a fan club - and of course I'm a member. Alan Bradley is working on the next book in The Buckshaw Chronicles titled A Red Herring Without Mustard. Sigh - it's a long time til next year....
Date published: 2010-03-09