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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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Dec 08, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 1950s, fiction, female-detectives, investigative-stories, mystery, british-fiction

In what seems like a typical English small town setting in 1950, Flavia de Luce is far from a typical 11 year old girl. She is a genius in chemistry and, it turns out, observation, detecting, and deducing, solving the murder of the mysterious man in the garden. A clever plot, an interesting setting and time, and eccentric minor characters make a this a humorous, interesting mystery. It may seem like a book for children, but the protagonist is far from childlike. The book is a quick pleasant read that left me impatiently waiting for the author to finish the next volume in the series.

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