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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery

Peter Ellis, August 5, 2012

I am the first to admit that I don't typically read mysteries; that particular genre has always been more the realm of my parents, who are avid mystery readers and collectors. Thus, I was a bit skeptical at first when my father suggested this particular series, since he knew full well that it's not typically my cup of tea.

However, I found myself sucked into the story, despite my typical distaste; Flavia is such a well-constructed character that it's quite easy to believe that she is, in fact, capable of all the things she does. Reading the book, it's quite easy to forget exactly how young she actually is, since she takes things on with such a maturity that she could easily find herself mistaken for someone much older. The plot and the characters behind them kept the story moving wonderfully, and the small side-stories with various characters added a depth and richness that the novel uses to tie together the entire picture in a manner Flavia herself would be most proud of.
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