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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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Mar 01, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: mystery, read-in-2010, reviewed
Read in March, 2010

Eleven year old Flavia de Luce is spending her time annoying and being annoyed by her two older sisters, Ophelia at seventeen, and Daphne, thirteen.

Flavia also spends a great deal of time experimenting with the chemestry set she inherited from her aunt. Flavia is particularly obsessed with poisons.

One day she finds a body in her garden. After notifying the police, she decides to take an active part in solving the crime.

Too far fetched...she finds out who the body is before the police. An eleven year old figures that there's only one place in the village where a stranger might stay so she goes to there and identifies the man.
How she can figure things like this out before local police and how she can be the only one in her family with the curiosity and aptitude to search for the killer is too much of a stretch.

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