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Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 1410419177
ISBN-13: 9781410419170
Sku: 211246989
Publish Date: 9/2/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  503
 
From the Publisher:
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, a series of inexplicable events strikes Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that her family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp pinned to its beak. Later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. (Bestseller)
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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

"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

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

"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

"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

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0503
Product attributePublisher:   Thorndike Press
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