I can not believe this book, it is so funny and so serious! It's surprisingly written by an 70 year old guy but in the voice of an eleven year old girl in England. She is smart, has a passion for poison,(will probably major in Chemistry), knows so much about everything and if she doesn't know it she looks it up. I think this book is a Chemistry Classic! There is Adventure and Mystery while riding a bike she named Gladys.
A blackbird ends up on her back porch with a stamp stuck on his bill. She solves the mystery and almost gets killed. She frustrates the police and she makes poison in her spare time to get back at her mean older sisters. She is just at the age when no one takes you seriously and you aren't afraid of anything.
I loved this book and I am not usually a murder mystery fan. I can't wait to get a hold of the second book; "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag".