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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
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Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion home. A dead bird is on the doorstep, a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must... show more
Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion home. A dead bird is on the doorstep, a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780752891941 (0752891944)
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
4.0 "The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie" by Alan Bradley
I came across "The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie" when I was looking for new Canadian authors to read. Alan Bradley gets great press, so I bought this book even though I was concerned that I might be getting an extended one line joke in which an aristocratic, 1950's stiff-upper-lip Brit attit...
The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it
5.0 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
This book was an immensely enjoyable read. It's well written, witty, and overall well researched and put together. The characters are believable and fleshed out. Believable? With an 11-year-old chemist for a protagonist? Yes. Yes, indeed. I was surprised, because I when I read the premise I thought ...
Life in the Short Stacks
Life in the Short Stacks rated it
2.0 Breaking up (with books) is hard to do
That's right. My särbo (Ahh, Swedish. "Living apart together." Couldn't have put it better myself.) John & I did not finish this book. We gave it a shot, but in the end, we had to say our goodbyes. I'm fairly certain this is the first book I have ever not finished. I've set things down for...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
4.0 The Formula for Murder
I finished this about a week and a half ago, but this is my first opportunity to write a review. I have steadily become very enamored with mysteries over the past few years, and I love when the sleuth is atypical. In this case, it's a ten-year-old girl with an obsession for chemistry, poisons in par...
Dantastic Book Reviews
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4.0 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
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 murder...I'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 myste...
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