Flavia de Luce


If you have not yet discovered the sheer pleasure of Flavia, you need to do yourself the service of checking out The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. All eleven of these books are listed under mystery, with the detective being an eleven year old English girl. That said, Alan Bradley, at age seventy, has told a quirky, humorous, and intriguing adult mystery through the brain of Flavia.

As you might guess, I have read the first two and have the third on the shelf. I have to pace myself, I don’t want to have too much fun all at once.

Just in case you wonder if these books are worth the time, Bradley won  the Debut Dagger Award, the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Macavity Award and the Spotted Owl Award, all for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

I give these two a 4.6 each.

Mike Lawrence

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