The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Score: 4
From 379 Ratings

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0440338468


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Book Description :

WINNER OF THE AGATHA • ARTHUR ELLIS • DILYS • DEBUT DAGGER AWARDS “Wonderfully entertaining . . . sure to be one of the most loved mysteries of the year . . . [Flavia is] a delightful, intrepid, acid-tongued new heroine.”—Chicago Sun-Times 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 ...

The Grave s a Fine and Private Place
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

The Grave s a Fine and Private Place


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345540010


The Grave s a Fine and Private Place Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning author Alan Bradley. In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps d...

The Buckshaw Chronicles

The Buckshaw Chronicles


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: De Luce, Flavia (Fictitious character)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0385678886


The Buckshaw Chronicles Book Description :

Flavia fans will rejoice: The first three adventures of our completely charming eleven-year-old sleuth, bound together in one volume! The Buckshaw Chronicles, Volume 1, brings together under one spine the bestselling The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, and A Red Herring Without Mustard. Follow our precocious amateur detective with a passion for poison as she investigates the death of a man in her very own backyard's cucumber patch, goes behind the scenes of a puppet show to find out who wanted the puppet master dead, and as she looks into the crystal ball to find out why corpse after corpse is being found in Bishop's Lacey. Flavia is a completely enchanting character, and Alan Bradley a masterful writer. J...

The Weed that Strings the Hangman s Bag
Score: 4
From 160 Ratings

The Weed that Strings the Hangman s Bag


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385343459


The Weed that Strings the Hangman s Bag Book Description :

Flavia de Luce applies her skills in the chemistry lab to solving the murder of a master puppeteer, a case that is further complicated by her tormenting sisters....

Speaking from Among the Bones
Score: 4
From 114 Ratings

Speaking from Among the Bones


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345538680


Speaking from Among the Bones Book Description :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature.” Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt...

A Red Herring Without Mustard
Score: 3.5
From 57 Ratings

A Red Herring Without Mustard


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307367891


A Red Herring Without Mustard Book Description :

In the third installment of this bestselling, award-winning, sister-poisoning, bicycle-riding, murder-investigating, and utterly captivating series, Flavia de Luce must draw upon Gypsy lore and her encyclopaedic knowledge of poisons to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice. “You frighten me,” the old Gypsy woman says. “Never have I seen my crystal ball so filled with darkness.” So begins eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce’s third adventure through the charming but deceptively dark byways of the village of Bishop’s Lacey. The fortune teller also claims to see a woman who is lost and needs help to get home—and Flavia knows it must be her mother Harriet, who died when Flavia was less than a year old. The Gypsy’s vision opens up old wounds f...

The Shoebox Bible

The Shoebox Bible


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385684866


The Shoebox Bible Book Description :

On a cold, dark winter day during the Second World War, a young Alan Bradley found hidden beneath a floorboard in his mother’s bedroom closet a well-worn cardboard shoebox. At the time, he could make little sense of the ragtag things he found inside: cigarette packages, soup can labels, handbills, calendars, paper bags, pie boxes—any scrap of paper upon which his mother could copy out, in her old-fashioned handwriting, what seemed to be no more than unrelated snippets of Scripture. He only knew that the box, which he would later come to think of as the Shoebox Bible, had something to do with the fact that his father had run away from home. Many years would pass, and his mother would be on her deathbed before he would once again hold this treasure...

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew d
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew d


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385678421


Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew d Book Description :

Hailed as "a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes" by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a much anticipated new Christmas mystery from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley. In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to del...

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385668163


The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches Book Description :

Bishop's Lacey is never short of two things: mysteries to solve and pre-adolescent detectives to solve them. In this New York Times bestselling series of cozy mysteries, young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve the most dastardly crimes the English countryside has to offer, and in the process, she comes closer than ever to solving her life's greatest mystery--her mother's disappearance. . ....

I Am Half Sick of Shadows
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

I Am Half Sick of Shadows


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385668101


I Am Half Sick of Shadows Book Description :

What better Christmas surprise for detective-in-training Flavia de Luce than a dreadful murder under Buckshaw's roof - and a snowbound house full of suspects! It's Christmas time, and our beloved Flavia is tucked away in her laboratory whipping up a sticky concoction to trap that infamous sneak, Saint Nick, and thereby prove once and for all - despite the claims of her evil sisters - that he does exist. But she is soon distracted from her task: Colonel de Luce, in desperate need of funds, has rented the family's crumbling manor house to a film company for the holidays. When its crew arrives from London to shoot a movie starring the reclusive and renowned actress, Phyllis Wyvern, there's no end to the disruptions - and dramas - demanding Flavia's atte...