Ever since the first book, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, I have been hooked on Flavia DeLuce. Narrator Jayne Entwistle really brings her to life and I am transported back to England. Even though Flavia fancies herself a pint-size sleuth and smarter than most adults, she frequently is clueless about what adults really think. Yet somehow she always seems to figure out whodunit. This third book does not disappoint. In fact, I just finished reading it and had to hurry to this web site to see if there is another. And there is! Yay!
The protagonist is such a precocious child that she kept me in stitches throughout the entire book. The author manages to describe the adults as characters without making them look stupid as is the case in most child fiction. This book is an entertaining read for children and adults alike.
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