This was a great book. Flavia de Luce is an 11 year old with a passion for chemistry and who loves poisons. This book takes place in the 1950s. Flavia has 2 sisters, Ophelia and Daphne – Ophelia is a pianist and Daphne keeps her head in a book. One morning, Flavia sees a man lying in the cucumbers. He takes his dying breath while Flavia looks on. What follows is a police investigation which Flavia becomes a part of. Excellent book. I can’t wait to read the 2nd one.