Audio Audit “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie”

Alan Bradley’s The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie has been on our bestseller list for a while, I just didn’t get around to reading it. I did however, have the pleasure to listen to it.  I have to say, listening to mysteries should be the new black.  It’s kind of a big deal.

Flavia is the precocious youngest daughter in the de Luce family and she’s not your typical 11 year old.  After a body turns up in the garden, she sets out on Gladys, her trusty bicycle, to solve the case. The trail of clues, however, leads back to the family.

There is a good number of characters to keep straight but Jayne Entwistle, the fantastic narrator, does great voices.  Again, it’s that British accent that I’m such a sucker for.  I could listen all day long.

I give this book an A-.  It’s really something for all ages.  The heroine being a pre-teen makes the content pretty innocent…. as innocent and murder can be anyway.

And joy of joys, this book is the first in a series.  Bradley’s new book, The Weed That Strings The Hangman’s Bag, is just out, brand-spankin’ new.  Jayne Entwistle reads this one too, just a little FYI.

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