Alan Bradley is Canadian, however his Flavia de Luce series is set in 1950s rural England. This is the second of his Flavia novels that I've read, and I just love them. It's like a more sophisticated 'Nancy Drew,' and I sure did love my Nancy Drew as a kid. I think I'd still be reading them! What I love about these mysteries is that they are so unpredictable. I hope they stay that way.