Here is the back of the book write up:
In the summer of 1950 - and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches his as he takes his dying breath.For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. "I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn't. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life."An enthralling mystery, a piercing depiction of class and society, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a wonderfully told tale of deception - and a rich literary delight.
For light reading, I would recommend it. Maybe for those of you headed to the beach this summer grab it and throw it in your bag, if it gets swept out to sea, not a huge loss, but something to chew on while soaking up some sun.