"And there at the end of it, tinted an awful dewy cucumber green by the dark foliage, was a face. A face that looked for all the world like the Green Man of forest legend." (ch. 2)
Publisher's description: 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.Comments: After trying many times to get a copy of this book, I finally found it on the shelves at the library and am on page 29! Enjoying it though it took me about 10 pages to get interested. Luckily, the reputation of the novel egged me on, and am not disappointed.
I like the verve and the playfulness of 11 year old Flavia, whose curiousity leads her on to investigate the death of a man found in her kitchen garden. Author Alan Bradley has written a follow up to this first mystery novel and I hope to get to that one as well!