On Aug. 15, the Super Summer Reader Club will present an Authors Festival at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The event, which begins with the game at 7:05 p.m. is for club members and all community members who loves books and reading.
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Flavia de Luce is feeling a bit out of sorts. She has just returned from Canada, rejected as a student at a girl’s school. She comes home to her crumbling home in England to find her father in the hospital and a pall cast over the household.

So the intrepid 12-year-old heroine of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series is more than happy to go on an errand for the vicar’s wife, to deliver a message to a reclusive neighbor. But once at his home, she finds his body hanging upside down on the back of a bedroom door — and a cat who seems disinterested in the entire scene.

So what’s the reaction of this budding young scientist and detective? Find out who did it, of course. And that’s just what she does in “Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d,” the eighth novel in Bradley’s charming series.

We’re now in the final week of our eight-week-long Literary Scavenger Hunt based on Bradley’s mystery novels. The daily puzzles and word games began appearing on Sunday, June 25, and each week’s content has been based on a different novel in the Flavia de Luce series. 

The puzzles for each week appear Sunday to Saturday, with the answers appearing the next day. Each week’s puzzles are appearing in a related story on, which is updated daily. Readers are able to download and print them out to keep up with the fun. (If you missed any of the puzzles, a…