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The Resource The sweetness at the bottom of the pie, by Alan Bradley

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie, by Alan Bradley

Label
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
Title
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
Statement of responsibility
by Alan Bradley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is June 1950 and a sleepy English village is about to be awakened by the discovery of a dead body in Colonel de Luce's cucumber patch. The police are baffled, and when a dead snipe is deposited on the Colonel's doorstep with a rare stamp impaled on its beak, they are baffled even more. Only the Colonel's daughter, the precocious Flavia -when she's not plotting elaborate revenges against her nasty older sisters in her basement chemical laboratory, that is - has the ingenuity to follow the clues that reveal the victim's identity, and a conspiracy that reached back into the de Luce family's murky past. Flavia and her family are brilliant creations, a darkly playful and wonderfully atmospheric flavour to a plot of delightful ingenuity
Member of
Summary
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2009.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
  • Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 2010.
  • Dilys Award, 2010.
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2010.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
303663
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradley, C. Alan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detectives
  • Motherless families
  • Sisters
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie, by Alan Bradley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
503 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410419170
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocn361947931
  • OCoLC
Label
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie, by Alan Bradley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
503 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410419170
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocn361947931
  • OCoLC

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