The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieLarge Print - 2009 | Large print ed.
From Library Staff
The first installment in the Flavia de Luce series, written by Canadian author Alan Bradley. A Victorian mystery with a contemporary flare.
The first in a series of mysteries, described as similar to Alxender McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
ontherideau Nov 12, 2010
What fun- it's like Lemony Snicket for grownups.
riki Aug 21, 2010
good for book club
From the critics
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Like murder mysteries? Can you compete with an amateur chemistry student who is 11 years old? Funny, unexpected murder mystery with a likeable, young heroine! Watch out - her specialty is poisons!
mystery fiction, yng girl interested in chemistry, mystery of father's trial
Flavia de Luce is an 11 yr. old chemistry whiz. She has two older sisters with whom she is at odds. Her father, a philatelist, is distant and unavailable and she is largely parented by the housekeeper and the gardener. She helps solve the murder of one of her father's school friends who is found dead in the garden.
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Amie thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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"As I stood outside Cow Lane, it occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
No....eight days a week."
“I remembered a piece of sisterly advice, which Feely once gave Daffy and me:
"If ever you're accosted by a man," she'd said, "kick him in the Casanovas and run like blue blazes!"
Although it had sounded at the time like a useful bit of intelligence, the only problem was that I didn't know where the Casanovas were located.
I'd have to think of something else.”
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