Sep 28, 2010

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Hosted by MizB, Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley, published 2010 by Bantam
"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!

22 comments:

  1. Lol, I love the writing style and description! Great teaser. =D

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  2. I have this book on my tbr list and am going to suggest reading it for my book club.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Hmmm sounds like it would be a great read. Wonder what it's all about?

    Come see what Teaser I chose

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  4. I've heard good things about this book. Nice job today. Kaye-the road goes ever ever on

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  5. I had NO idea this was a mystery. Thanks for posting a teaser! It sounds really good. And thanks for visiting mine at The Crowded Leaf.

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  6. Interesting teaser. I think I will have to check out this bookk.

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  7. That's a great teaser! Everyone seems to like this book. Here's my teaser from Hunger.

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  8. Really good style! Sounds like you are enjoying it :)
    I'm reading Banned Books this week!
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  9. Good teaser. This has been on my tbr list for while.

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  10. i really want to read this! thanks for the teaser!

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  11. Great teaser! And this reminds me - I need to post a little review of this one. I liked it quite a lot, but didn't really fall in love with Flavia as so many readers have. Hope you enjoy the rest of the book!

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  12. Glad you are enjoying this one. I love Flavia!

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  13. Ewwww...Great teaser! My TT from Linger is here.

    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

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  14. OH BOY...enjoy this one; it's fun, as is book #2 in that series.

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  15. I loved this book. I can't wait to read the next one.

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  16. I actually found that I liked book 2 better than the first one..hope you enjoy it!

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  17. Wow, coincidence it is definitely. I am reading this one too! :)
    And I agree with you on Flavia :)

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  19. Interesting teaser! I have often heard this title, and may have to look into it!

    My teaser is here

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    awards for you...
    Happy Sunday!

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