It is the summer of 1950-and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.
For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. "I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn't. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life."
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Comments about The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie:
Got this book for bookclub and while I haven't finished yet I am thoroughly enjoying it. The clever writing and humour are very enjoyable. Cant wait to get to the end.
"While Flavia De Luce is winning your heart, she may also be poisoning your tea. She's the most wickedly funny sleuth in years, brilliant, unpredictable, unflappable--and only eleven. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie offers the freshest new voice in mystery yet."--Charles Todd, author of The Ian Rutledge series
"A wickedly clever story, a dead true and original voice, and an English country house in the summer: Alexander McCall Smith meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Please, please, Mr. Bradley, tell me we'll be seeing Flavia again soon?"--Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell""series
""Alan Bradley's marvelous book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie," " is a fantastic read, a winner. Flavia walks right off the page and follows me through my day. I can hardly wait for the next book. Bravo!"" -"Louise Penny, ""author of" Still Life
"The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie offers the reader the precious gift of a richly imagined and luscious new world-bu
Series: Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 19th January 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.583 x 13.64 x 2.235
Weight (kg): 0.3