The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie (Paperback)

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NOVEMBER 2013

A real treat for mystery lovers; in 2010 Alan Bradley introduced one of
the moste entertaining slueths! Flavia deLuce is a precocious eleven
year old, working with the Town Constable and in her departed uncle's
chemistry lab, Flavia solves local crimes with science and cunning. The
Flavia novels take place in a picturesque English village during the
1950's. Do yourself a favor and experiencethe "Sweetness"!

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— debbie

Summer '10 Reading Group List


“Alan Bradley has created greatness with 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, a sort of 'Harriet the Cyanide Expert.' Imagine Ramona Quimby in a quaint English town, as told by Shirley Jackson. Whip-smart and sweet as an arsenic popsicle, Flavia sets out to solve the mystery of the dead body in her garden, while trying to deal with fearsome librarians, bothersome older sisters, priceless missing stamps, and detestable custard pie along the way. Viva la Flavia!”
— Liberty Hardy, RiverRun Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH

May 2009 Indie Next List


“Whether you are a mystery lover or not, you are going to fall hard for Flavia de Luce, the newest sleuth on the block. She is a chemistry geek, a plucky Nancy Drew, and a wacky Bridget Jones all wrapped up in an 11-year-old body. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is both funny and wickedly clever. You'll have a great time reading it -- and want to be friends with Flavia.”
— Jennifer Meador, Lemuria Bookstore, Jackson, MS

Product Details
ISBN: 9789866858949
Publisher: Man You Zhe Wen Hua
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 310