rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a great mystery that takes place in 1950's English countryside where Flavia de Luce lives with her family. When Flavia discovers a dead body in her family garden, it is up to her to clear the name of her father who is the main suspect. What makes Flavia up to the challenge is her keen knowledge of chemistry and her eagerness to learn the truth. The story takes her beyond the walls of her home and she has to overcome obstacles due to her age and her two sister's blase attitude towards the situation.
This story is filled with great descriptors of the countryside. It is well written and one forgets the story is being told through the eyes of an 11 year old child. It does not read as a children's book such as Harriet the Spy and is not dumbed down. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy a good English mystery.
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