This aspiring chemist with a love of poisons and hatred of being called 'dearie' will worm her way into your heart as surely as a large dose of arsenic will stop it. The tongue-in-cheek humor had me laughing throughout and the details about stamp collecting were surprisingly interesting. Overall it was a superb quick mystery.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
6th - 8th Grade
Tags: Humor, Mystery