Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Big Over Easy

The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fforde's wit and humor always amaze me. A fun fantasy adventure that had me flipping pages eagerly.

Pub. Date: July 2006
Series: Nursery Crime Book 1

Synopsis: It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and no-one can remember the last sunny day. Ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyesant Van Dumpty III, minor baronet, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Evidence points to his ex-wife who has met with an accident down at the Yummy-Time biscuit factory.

But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced, a sentiment not shared with their superiors at the Reading Police Department, who are still smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr. Wolff. Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, bullion smuggling, problems with beanstalks, titans seeking asylum and the cut and thrust of international chiropody.

And on top of all that, the Jellyman is coming to town...

Recommended Reading:
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime Book 2) by Jasper Fforde
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Book 4) by Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Book 1) by Jasper Fforde
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Fool by Christopher Moore

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