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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series, beginning with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, follows 11-year-old Flavia as she uses her love of chemistry (specifically poisons) to solve mysteries in her small English town. Since her mother disappeared when she was a baby, she has a strong relationship with her father, which makes it all the more alarming when he's suspected of murder in the first novel of the series.

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