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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Label
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Title
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Statement of responsibility
Alan Bradley
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE AGATHAARTHUR ELLISDILYS • DEBUT DAGGER AWARDS "Wonderfully entertaining . . . sure to be one of the most loved mysteries of the year . . . [Flavia is] a delightful, intrepid, acid-tongued new heroine."—Chicago Sun-TimesIt 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." BONUS: This edition contains a The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie discussion guide and an excerpt from Alan Bradley's The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
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Summary
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2009.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
  • Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 2010.
  • Dilys Award, 2010.
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2010.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
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303663
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DLC
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1938-
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Bradley, Alan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Flavia De Luce mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780440338468
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780440338468
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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