Whodunit Mystery Book Club - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - September Questions

Monday Sep 20 2010
by Whodunit

The next meeting of the Whodunit Mystery Reading group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 7pm. This month's selection is THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley. The book is available at the store for purchase and all are welcome. Questions up for discussions are as follows:

  1. Are there ways in which this is not a kids’ book?
  2. How does the opening chapter set up the chapters that follow?
  3. Why is the deVere family so dysfunctional?
  4. What is the relationship between Flavia and her father?
  5. Would you describe Flavia as a “good kid”?  A “nice kid?”
  6. Is the postage stamp business totally credible?  If not, why not?
  7. Is Flavia a good detective?  Why or why not?

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