...from a BookLover

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Miss Flavia de Luce

Flavia de Luce is an intelligent, chemistry loving and somewhat strange eleven-year old girl. She specialises in extracting poisons from various plants and other materials, and loves trying out different concoctions on her older sisters...none of them nice. Needless to say, she is nothing like your average detective, although she might have a couple of things in common with the great Sherlock Holmes.

Flavia has a magnificent old chemistry lab which she uses as her sanctuary - and it is this, combined with some uncanning deducing skills and her faithful old bicycle "Gladys", that allows her to solve the crimes she discovers. Not always quite remembering to keep a safe distance from dangers, that is.

My current read - and a rose from the garden in my brother's best vase...!

This is the second book about Flavia, and I really enjoy getting to know her better. The first one was called "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie":
I adore the titles and the covers on the books, too! They are what drew me in in the first place, as they really piqued my curiosity. Do they pique yours?

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