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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - A Flavia de Luce Mystery

Alan Bradley

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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…. An enthralling mystery, a piercing depiction of class and society, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a masterfully told tale of deceptions-and a rich literary delight. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jayne Entwistle

Length:

9h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:31