The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Website for the series: http://www.flaviadeluce.com/
My new favorite mystery series about an 11 year old poison expert who solves murder mysteries. She’s intelligent, rational, and probably a little nuts. I love her. Can’t wait to get my hands on more.
I love how the first novel (Sweetness) established the familial relationships, especially in the involvement of her father’s philately in the whole crime.
The second novel cements her personality as a headstrong, slightly egotistic, very curious genius.
The best part of these books is the chemistry lessons. Instead of being straightforward, the author leads us to the conclusion of Flavia’s chemical experiments and processes, saving the results for the end. It’s quite lovely.