The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The book: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (No. 1 in the Flavia de Luce series)
The hook: A precocious, chemistry-obsessed 11-year-old girl attempts to solve a murder in this charming mystery set in the English countryside.
Fear factor: It's a very light, humor-filled murder mystery. No need to hide under the covers for this one.