The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Flavia de Luce
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BONUS: This edition contains a The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie discussion guide and an excerpt from Alan Bradley's The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag.
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.”
From Publishers Weekly
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Witty, evocative and literate
A clever mystery with an appealingly different female protagonist; Flavia will be a favorite of all smart women who didn't quite fit in (or worry too much about it) when they were young girls.
A book for the young scientist in all of us
Such a fun book! Flavia is a wonderfully developed character who is incredibly fun, witty and full of surprises! On to the next book in the series!
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- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Apr 28, 2009
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Flavia de Luce