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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 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 breathFor 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 uite the contrary This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life”

About the Author: Alan Bradley

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name With an education in electronic engineering Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute now Ryerson University in Toronto before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where

10 thoughts on “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

  1. says:

    This book probably deserves 4 stars but to me as far as how much I enjoyed it 5 stars babyHaving just read Steig Larssen's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I hadn't expected to stumble on a heroine as uickly that I'd love as much But Flavia fits the billThis 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

  2. says:

    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 duLuceTo say that young Flavia is precocious is an understatement She has to be one of the most intelligent

  3. says:

    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 blo

  4. says:

    An 11 year old wunderkind detective who is obsessed with poison maybe disturbing than the mystery she is solving but charming as hellMeet Flavia de Luce – sometimes funny sometimes lucky sometimes brilliant beyond her years sometimes in the wrong place at the wrong time always kinda creepyI think maybe Wednesday Addams is a good comparison – perhaps a adorable and less dark WednesdayThe book was okay – it bog

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    A clever witty and perfectly orchestrated young adult crime funThe rise of female main protagonists not just in movies but also in literature has begun and this masterpiece is a prime example of it I like that the main protagonist idealizes MINT especially chemistry and is so smart in comparison with her stereotypical superficial sisters The sarcasm and extremely wise world view of the first person characterization gives a uniue and in

  7. says:

    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 Eve

  8. says:

    All time favorite and beginning of my love with the Flavia booksFlavia de Luce is one of the most uniue young heroines I've ever encountered in literature Story takes place in England in the 1950's Flavia is the youngest of 3 sisters and unlike many girls her age She is IN LOVE with everything chemistry She spends most of her time in her own company reading complicated college and beyond chemistry books and has a well stocked lab which she uses to conjur

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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 didFlavia de Luce is a precocious English girl with a passion for chemistry in general and poisons in particular She lives in an English country h

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