Why did I love this book?
Meet Flavia DeLuce, a precocious eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and murder. Do not underestimate her! This is no children’s story. It’s a brilliantly written cozy set in the quaint English village of Bishop’s Lacey.
Flavia is a charming sleuth, untainted by adult cynicism yet wise enough to unravel tricky mysteries. When she’s not conducting chemical analyses on suspicious substances, she pedals through the countryside on her trusty bicycle, Gladys (delightfully brought to life by Flavia’s imagination).
Once you meet this cast of eccentric and memorable characters, you’ll be as eager as I am for another visit to Bishop’s Lacy to watch the indomitable Flavia in action. Yaroo!