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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie By Alan Bradley The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie It is the summer of 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

  • Title: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • ISBN: 00276
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie By Alan Bradley 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 b 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 386 pages Published April 24th 2009 by Delacorte Press More Details Original Title The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ASIN B0027G6XDS Edition Language English Series Flavia de Luce 1 Characters Flavia de Luce, Ophelia de Luce, Daphne de Luce, Dogger, Mrs Mullet, Horace Bonepenny, Inspector Hewitt, Ned Cropper, Tully Stoker, Mary Stoker, Bob Stanley, Colonel de Luce, Frank Pembertonless setting Bishop s Lacey, England United Kingdom England Literary Awards Barry Award for Best First Novel 2010 , Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel 2010 , Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel 2010 , Dilys Award
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    1. Felicia on said:

      This book probably deserves 4 stars, but to me, as far as how much I enjoyed it, 5 stars baby Having just read Steig Larssen s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I hadn t expected to stumble on a heroine as quickly that I d love as much But Flavia fits the bill This is a historical mystery, set in England in the late 40 s 51 maybe Anyway, Flavia is 11 going on 40 She s a genius, perhaps a mad one, who knows She is drawn into a wonderful mystery that I don t want to spoil, but her tenacity and This book [...]

    2. Hannah on said:

      I really wanted to like this then I ended up doing The story started off slowly, then picked up steam with a murder to solve and some interesting backstory on stamps What hindered my enjoyment of the book, the story and the murder mystery was, unfortunately, the main character and detective Flavia duLuce.To say that young Flavia is precocious is an understatement She has to be one of the most intelligent, well spoken, criminal minds since Sherlock Holmes Problem is, she s only 11 years I really [...]

    3. Carol on said:

      So I m the outlier I cannot abide Flavia de Luce yes, the same Flavia de Luce that everyone else in the reading universe or at least the subset of those who enjoy mysteries loves, adores, enjoys For months I hid my outlier status by changing the applicable shelf from currently reading to to read , but have decided that today I shall end the deception and own my outlier status I am a grown woman I can handle the blow back from admitting that being forced to read one page rel So I m the outlier I [...]

    4. Trin on said:

      A historical mystery, set in England, narrated by a precocious 11 year old girl I feel like I should have loved this, but mostly it just bored me Flavia s narration, designed to show off how brilliant she is, lacked the necessary wit and charm, and her investigation into a couple of murders and some missing stamps was full of weird leaps of logic and sideways step conclusions I never felt involved or like any part of the story was real or mattered.

    5. Tatiana on said:

      Flavia de Luce is an 11 year old amateur sleuth, a future chemist and poison enthusiast She lives with her widowed father and two older sisters at Buckshaw a decaying English country side mansion Flavia s days are occupied with chemical experiments and schemes of spiking her evil older sister Ophelia s lipstick with poison ivy That is until one fateful day a dead bird with a postage stamp stuck to its beak is found on the doorstep of Buckshaw Even , soon after Flavia finds a dead man i Flavia de [...]

    6. David on said:

      I absolutely loved Sweetness The narrator protagonist is one of the cleverest, liveliest, most entertaining characters I have had the pleasure to meet in many a year I laughed aloud many times and couldn t wait to get back to reading this gem Flavia is the 11 year old daughter of a widower in England in the 50s She loves science and mystery, despises her haughty clueless sisters, and is plotting to poison them and get away with it When mysterious crimes happen at the family home, she thrust I ab [...]

    7. Dan Schwent on said:

      When young Flavia de Luce, aspiring chemist, finds a body in the cucumber patch outside her father s house, she finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and murderI m not really sure how my love of detective fiction led me to this tale of an eleven year old girl in 1950s England solving a mystery involving stamps but I m glad it did.Flavia de Luce is a precocious English girl with a passion for chemistry in general and poisons in particular She lives in an English country house with her fa Whe [...]

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