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- The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
- Statement of responsibility
- Alan Bradley
- trueDe Luce, Flavia (Fictitious character)
- trueGirl scientists
- trueGirl detectives
- Detective and mystery fiction
- trueFathers and daughters
- trueEleven-year-old girls
- trueStamp collecting
- trueMurder investigation
- Sisters -- Fiction
- De Luce, Flavia, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
- England -- Fiction
- trueCanadian fiction
- trueAdult books for young adults
- true1950s -- 1950 -- 1959
- FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
- Detectives -- England -- Fiction
- Motherless families -- Fiction
- In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950-and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. 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.” To Flavia the investigation is the stuff of science: full of possibilities, contradictions, and connections. Soon her father, a man raising his three daughters alone, is seized, accused of murder. And in a police cell, during a violent thunderstorm, Colonel de Luce tells his daughter an astounding story-of a schoolboy friendship turned ugly, of a priceless object that vanished in a bizarre and brazen act of thievery, of a Latin teacher who flung himself to his death from the school's tower thirty years before. Now Flavia is armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together, to examine new suspects, and begin a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself. Of this much the girl is sure: her father is innocent of murder-but protecting her and her sisters from something even worse...
- Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2009.
- Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 2010.
- Dilys Award, 2010.
- Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2010.
- Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
- YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
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- Dewey number
- no index present
- LC call number
- LC item number
- S94 2009
- Literary form
- Series statement
- Flavia de Luce mystery
- Series volume
- Book 1]
- Target audience
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