The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

Title:The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Edition Language:English
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  • Felicia

    This book probably deserves 4 stars, but to me, as far as how much I enjoyed it, 5 stars baby!Having just read Steig Larssen's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" I hadn't expected to stumble on a heroine a...

  • Hannah

    I really wanted to like this more then I ended up doing. The story started off slowly, then picked up steam with a murder to solve and some interesting backstory on stamps. What hindered my enjoyment ...

  • Carol

    So ... I'm the outlier. I cannot abide Flavia de Luce - yes, the same Flavia de Luce that everyone else in the reading universe - or at least the subset of those who enjoy mysteries - loves, adores, e...

  • Matthew

    An 11-year-old wunderkind detective who is obsessed with poison . . . maybe more disturbing than the mystery she is solving . . . but charming as hell!Meet Flavia de Luce – sometimes funny, sometime...

  • Trin

    A historical mystery, set in England, narrated by a precocious 11-year-old girl. I feel like I should have loved this, but mostly it just bored me. Flavia’s narration, designed to show off how brill...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    A clever, witty and perfectly orchestrated young adult crime fun.The rise of more female main protagonists, not just in movies, but also in literature has begun and this masterpiece is a prime example...

  • Tatiana

    Flavia de Luce is an 11-year old amateur sleuth, a future chemist and poison enthusiast. She lives with her widowed father and two older sisters at Buckshaw - a decaying English country-side mansion. ...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    **All time favorite and beginning of my love with the Flavia books**Flavia de Luce is one of the most unique young heroines I've ever encountered in literature. Story takes place in England in the 195...

  • David

    I absolutely loved Sweetness. The narrator-protagonist is one of the cleverest, liveliest, most entertaining characters I have had the pleasure to meet in many a year. I laughed aloud many times and c...

  • Dan Schwent

    When young Flavia de Luce, aspiring chemist, finds a body in the cucumber patch outside her father's house, she finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and murder...I'm not really sure how my love ...