Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
It was as black in the closet as old blood.
I really enjoyed this mystery. It's set in the 1950s and stars a young girl (just 11), Flavia de Luce. When she's not plotting revenge on her sisters, chances are you'll find her upstairs in her chemistry lab. (Sometimes you'll find her plotting there too!) When her father is accused of murder, Flavia is determined to find the real killer. With her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to help her get around town, Flavia goes about solving this crime. There may be more than one mystery to solve in this case--mysteries regarding the motive for the crime!
I liked this one. I thought Flavia was a great character, a great narrator! I thought it was well-written. Alan Bradley did a great job with the setting, the tone, and, of course, the eccentric characters!
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