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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Posted: by Ashley on January 16, 2018

Place holds on the staff picks online or in person at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library or the Craigleith Heritage Depot. Voting is now open. This is the fifth of five books for Grey County Reads. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley is being defended by Rebecca Hergert.

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

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.”

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