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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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May 23, 2009

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bookshelves: mystery, england, quirky, cozy
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A light mystery set in the English countryside in the 1950s. Flavia is an 11-year-old girl living with two older sisters and her father in a huge English manor house. She loves chemistry and is trying to covertly poison one of her sisters to get back at her for various sibling crimes. Then a man turns up dead in the garden, and a dead bird shows up on the doorstep with a rare stamp stuck in its beak. Reminded me of the young adult mystery series Echo Falls by Peter Abrahams. My only complaint is that I suspect I would have liked even better a book centered on Flavia's sisters, Daphne and Ophelia.
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