About the Author
ALAN BRADLEY was born in Toronto and grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. Prior to taking early retirement to write in 1994, he was director of television engineering at the University of Saskatchewan media center for twenty-five years. His versatility has earned him awards for his children's books, radio broadcasts of his short stories, and national print for his journalism. He also coauthored Ms. Holmes of Baker Street
, to great acclaim and much controversy, followed by a poignant memoir, The Shoebox Bible
. Now the internationally bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard
, and I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
, Bradley lives in Malta with his wife and two calculating cats, where he is at work on future Flavia de Luce mysteries.