The sweetness at the bottom of the pie : a Flavia de Luce mystery (Book, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The sweetness at the bottom of the pie : a Flavia de Luce mystery

Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Historical fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Flavia De Luce, (Fictitious character); Flavia De Luce, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bradley
ISBN: 9780385342308 0385342306 9780385343497 0385343493
OCLC Number: 256534817
Description: 373 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Alan Bradley.

Abstract:

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
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A crime caper with perfect pitch

by lagbolt (WorldCat user published 2009-06-06) Excellent Permalink

"Sweetness" is a mystery novel written in an arch mid-twentieth-century style with an 11-year-old girl as the protoganist.  There are so many ways this novel could go horribly wrong it takes the breath away.  So the first thing to say about the book is that Bradley's style is flawless.

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