**** The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, Alan Bradley, 2010
I bought this a few months ago but have been saving it as a treat to myself. I picked it up during the week between Christmas and New Year and forced myself to only read a little at a time so it would last the whole week. I finished it on Dec 30, so I was almost successful.
The second Flavia de Luce novel is just as well written as the first one, but it takes a little longer to get to the crime, which doesn't happen until page 151. But Flavia is entertaining even when there is no dead body, so that doesn't put any marks against it in my book.
Time to get A Red Herring Without Mustard. Only one released after that one, so I need to take them slowly to reduce the gaps between books.