The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
As a former 11 year- old wanna-be detective, I really enjoyed the escapades of 11 year-old Flavia. Of course, Flavia is much smarter than I was at that age, or than I am now, for that matter. Her dealings with her elder sisters, if I am totally honest, are spot-on and her thinking processes are hilarious.
Set in 1950, there is still that magical innocence that seemed to blossom in the post-War period.
Flavia gets about on her late mother's bicycle and covers a wide area in her sleuthing.
I was sorry the book ended and cannot wait until the next book is published in March!