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Publisher Description

Enter the world of the Nursery Crime Division in this novel from the author of the Thursday Next series and Early Riser

Jasper Fforde's bestselling Thursday Next series has delighted readers of every genre with its literary derring-do and brilliant flights of fancy. In The Big Over Easy, Fforde takes a break from classic literature and tumbles into the seedy underbelly of nursery crime. Meet Inspector Jack Spratt, family man and head of the Nursery Crime Division. He's investigating the murder of ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Dumpty, found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Yes, the big egg is down, and all those brittle pieces sitting in the morgue point to foul play.

"[Forde] knows a thing or two about leaping into new worlds. . . . It's hard not to see what all the enthusiasm is about." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"A wonderfully readable riot." -The Wall Street Journal

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2005
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Mrow. ,

Eggcellent.

This has genuinely been one of my favorite books for over a decade, and I'm so dismayed that not only has it not gotten nearly enough recognition, it hasn't gotten enough sequels!

This book (and its companion, the fourth bear) is a super exciting hard boiled detective novel that in no way takes itself too seriously. The characters are super charming, the plot is well-paced and full-bodied, and the world is immersive and immediately believable. I can not recommend this book highly enough!

JustFinishedIt ,

Great Read

This book is absurdly delightful. Admittedly, I am not too up on my nursery rhymes, but the twists and turns in the investigation of Mr. Humpty's demise had me guessing and unsure until the very last page.

Monsterman247453 ,

Over easy

....and this book goes down easy. What fun!

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