Alan Bradley is the New York Times bestselling author of many short stories, children's stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His other Flavia de Luce novels are The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Speaking from Among the Bones, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, and The Grave's a Fine and Private Place, as well as the ebook short story "The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse."
"Flavia is incisive, cutting and hilarious . . . one of the most
remarkable creations in recent literature."-USA Today
"Utterly beguiling . . . wicked wit . . . The real delight here is [Flavia's] droll voice and the eccentric cast."-People (four stars)
"Bradley takes everything you expect and subverts it, delivering a smart, irreverent, unsappy mystery." -Entertainment Weekly
"A pitch-perfect performance that surpasses an already worthy debut."-Houston Chronicle
"Discovering Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce books is several steps beyond pleasure-it's a sheer delight."-Winston-Salem Journal
"Wickedly funny."-The Times-Picayune