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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ( Flavia De Luce Mysteries) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Alan Bradley
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Eleven-year-old chemistry buff Flavia de Luce is the unlikely heroine of Alan Bradley's THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE, the first in his playful mystery series. When Flavia's father, Colonel de Luce, gets implicated in a murder case, and arrested, she must piece together the curious clues--a dead bird left on the doorstep, a valuable postage stamp that's been missing for decades, a corpse she finds in the cucumber patch, and a mysterious suicide--in order to prove his innocence. Flavia is an engaging sleuth to tag along with, and Bradley evokes mid-century England with panache.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect. Reprint. An international best-seller.
Number of Pages: 385.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Mystery + Crime
Sub-Genre: Mystery + Crime
Series Title: Flavia De Luce Mysteries
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
Author: BRADLEY, ALAN
Street Date: January 19, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0165