The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

  • Type: Books
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Recommended by: Ann C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780385342308
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Introducing an engaging young detective.

The time is 1950; the setting is Buckshaw, the decaying but beloved de Luce family mansion. The star of the show is 11 year old Flavia, the youngest de Luce daughter with an obsession for chemistry and all things poison. When the brilliant, wicked but lovable Flavia discovers a body in the kitchen garden she will stop at nothing to solve the mystery. The young sleuth’s relentless investigation causes much discomfort to her secret keeping father, the unfortunate and often outwitted Inspector Hewitt and all the inhabitants of the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey in Bradley’s original first novel.