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The sweetness at the bottom of the pie #1 / Alan Bradley.

Bradley, C. Alan, 1938- (Author). Bradley, Alan, 1938- (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library BRA (Text) 33500010086627 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library BRA (Text) 35500004454953 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library BRA (Text) 35500005027105 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385342308
  • ISBN: 0385342306
  • Physical Description: 373 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2009.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 May #1
    *Starred Review* Canadian Alan Bradley's first full-length crime novel is delightful. Like fellow Canadian Louise Penny, his book is the recipient of the Debut Dagger Award from Canada's Crime Writers' Association. Sweetness introduces a charming and engaging sleuth who is only 11 years old. Flavia is one of three precocious and extremely literate daughters being raised by English widower Colonel de Luce in 1950. Flavia's passion is chemistry (with a special interest in poisons). She is able to pursue her passion in the fully equipped Victorian laboratory in Buckshaw, the English mansion where the de Luce family lives. The story begins with a dead snipe (with a rare stamp embedded on its beak) found on the back doorstep. This is followed by a dead human body in the garden and, later, by a poisonous custard pie. Revelations about the mysterious past of Colonel de Luce complicate matters. Others supporting players include the housekeeper, Mrs. Mullet, and the gardener, Dogger, who suffers from shell shock. When Colonel de Luce is arrested for murder, it's up to Flavia to solve the mystery. The 11-year-old claims she is not afraid because "this was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life." Only those who dislike precocious young heroines with extraordinary vocabulary and audacious courage can fail to like this amazingly entertaining book. Expect more from the talented Bradley. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alan Bradley has published many children’s stories as well as lifestyle and arts columns in Canadian newspapers. His adult stories have been broadcast on CBC radio and published in various literary journals. He won the first Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children’s Literature as well as the Debut Dagger Award from the Crime Writers’ Association for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. He lives in British Columbia. Bantam Dell will publish the next in Bradley’s delirious new series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, in 2010.

Subject: Detectives > England > Fiction.
Motherless families > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 2 of 6 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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