What a precocious narrator! I really enjoyed the evocative language and classical references. If you've ever read & enjoyed the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King, you'll enjoy this one as well. Picked up a bunch of interesting chemistry tips as well, things I haven't thought of since 11th grade chemistry, a good many years ago. = )
Only 3 stars because I thought the mystery was a bit easily solved, but loved the introduction and sidebars into several memorable characters. I will definitely be looking for more of the Flavia de Luce series, several seem to be coming down the pipe.