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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Meet Flavia: Mystery Solver. Master Poisoner. 11 Years Old.



England 1950. At Buckshaw, the crumbling country seat of the de Luce family, very-nearly-eleven-year-old Flavia is plotting revenge on her older sisters.

Then a dead bird is left on the doorstep, which has an extraordinary effect on Flavia’s eccentric father, and a body is found in the garden. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides to do some investigating of her own.

Praise for the historical Flavia de Luce mysteries:
‘The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite’ Mail on Sunday

‘A cross between Dodie Smith’s I Capture The Castle and the Addams family…delightfully entertaining’ Guardian

Fans of M. C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin, Frances Brody and Alexander McCall Smith will enjoy the Flavia de Luce mysteries:
1. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
2. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
3. A Red Herring Without Mustard
4. I Am Half Sick of Shadows
5. Speaking From Among the Bones
6. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
7. As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust
8. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d
9. The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

If you’re looking for a cosy crime series to keep you hooked then look no further than the Flavia de Luce mysteries.

* Each Flavia de Luce mystery can be read as a standalone or in series order *
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 15th March 2012

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

For very nearly eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, the discovery of a dead snipe on the doorstep of Buckshaw, the crumbling de Luce country seat, was a marvellous mystery – especially since this particular snipe had a rather rare stamp neatly impaled on its beak. Even more astonishing was the effect of the dead bird on her stamp-collector father, who appeared to be genuinely frightened.

Soon Flavia discovers something even more shocking in the cucumber patch, and it’s clear that the snipe was a bird of very ill omen indeed. As the police descend on Buckshaw, Flavia decides it is up to her to piece together the clues and solve the puzzle. Who was the man she heard her father arguing with? What was the snipe doing in England at all? Who or what is the Ulster Avenger? And, most peculiar of all, who took a slice of Mrs Mullet’s unspeakable custard pie that had been cooling by the window…?
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780752883212

Reviews

Well plotted and witty, this lively and orginal novel combines elements of the classic country house mystery with a tale of irrepressible childhood exploits.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Praise for the cosy crime Flavia de Luce Mysteries - perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders: The Flavia de Luce novels are now a cult favourite
Mail on Sunday
Certain to become a national treasure
Daily Mail
Delightfully entertaining
Guardian
Flavia is enchanting
New York Times
A breath of fresh air to the world of period-piece sleuthing
Independent
Flavia is mercilessly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A clever, witty and totally gripping read with lots of surprises
Essentials
At once precocious and endearing, Flavia is a marvellous character. Quirkily appealing, this is definitely a crime novel with a difference
Choice
It's like entering the lost world of the Mitford sisters where the girls are allowed to run completely wild
Crime Squad
Hilarious, eccentric and mischievous
Deadly Pleasures
Engaging, entertaining, bright and breezy; and above all, great fun!
Good Book Guide