The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieBook - 2009
From Library Staff
First in a cozy mystery series set shortly after WWII. (One of my FAVORITES!)
JCLStaff_Erica Apr 02, 2013
A terrific, quick, amusing read. A great vacation read. Very enjoyable. Loved Flavia, the main character. She's young, bright, brave and curious. And her love of chemistry and in particular, poisons, is oddly endearing. Recommended.
JCLJulieT Mar 29, 2013
I don't know if I didn't like this book because it took me so long to read (started it 3 times over more than a year), or if it took me a long time to read because I didn't like it. Regardless, I was disappointed.
This book seemed to offer many of the trappings I enjoy: crime, weird details a... Read More »
LorieH Oct 26, 2010
one of my favorites
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Like murder mysteries? Can you compete with an amateur chemistry student who is 11 years old? Funny, unexpected murder mystery with a likeable, young heroine! Watch out - her specialty is poisons!
mystery fiction, yng girl interested in chemistry, mystery of father's trial
Flavia de Luce is an 11 yr. old chemistry whiz. She has two older sisters with whom she is at odds. Her father, a philatelist, is distant and unavailable and she is largely parented by the housekeeper and the gardener. She helps solve the murder of one of her father's school friends who is found dead in the garden.
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Amie thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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"As I stood outside Cow Lane, it occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
No....eight days a week."
“I remembered a piece of sisterly advice, which Feely once gave Daffy and me:
"If ever you're accosted by a man," she'd said, "kick him in the Casanovas and run like blue blazes!"
Although it had sounded at the time like a useful bit of intelligence, the only problem was that I didn't know where the Casanovas were located.
I'd have to think of something else.”
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