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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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It is June 1950 and a sleepy English village is about to be awakened by the discovery of a dead body in Colonel de Luce's cucumber patch. The police ... Show synopsis

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  • There's a new girl sleuth on your bookshelf! Oct 5, 2014
    by Tarissa

    A lovely mystery to keep you guessing! Flavia is quite a unique 11-year-old girl. She is sweet herself, yet mysterious. The fact that she loves chemistry and talks like a true chemist keeps you on your toes---you never know what masterful chemical reaction may happen in her laboratory. The 1950 setting is beautiful and a bit rustic---charming, to say the least. "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" is a wonderful start to an intriguing series!

  • Great and Fun May 15, 2014
    by Karl K

    This is the starting book in the series, and I generally like to read a series in order, but with these you can start with any one of them and enjoy them all!

  • Great Tween reading Oct 18, 2012
    by Irene K

    Gift to granddaughter who loves this book and the rest of the triology.

  • 50's Flashforward Mar 31, 2011
    by CARLA K

    Loved this book! Nostalgia, and a mystery, all rolled into one, through the eyes of an 11 year old who could match wits with Holmes!

  • Refreshing Aug 5, 2010
    by SusieS

    Refreshing describes the mystery solved by the 11-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry. Flavia's enthusiastic, youthful drive to explore clues delights the reader and propels the story forward. Since a friend had highly recommended that I read this book, I willingly purchased the sequel to share with her as a thank you for alerting me to this fresh suspense novel.

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