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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Bradley, Alan 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385665822
ISBN-13: 9780385665827
Sku: 210977665
Publish Date: 4/10/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1T
 
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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.

Praise

"Brilliant, irresistible and incorrigible, Flavia has a long future ahead of her. Bradley's mystery debut is a standout...." 03/01/2009

"It's a rare pleasure to follow Flavia as she investigates her limited but boundless-feeling world. And it's nice to know she'll be back." - Julia Holmes 05/15/2009

"Flavia de Luce...[is] more independent and demonstrably naughtier than her literary sister-sleuths....[She's i]mpressive as a sleuth and enchanting as a mad scientist...." - Marilyn Stasio 05/24/2009

"THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE makes perfect summer reading--it's gore-free, very funny in places, nicely written, not too sweet (despite the title) and narrated by a real charmer." - Nancy Pearl 08/20/2009

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