The Big Over Easy
Book 1, A Nursery Crime Novel - A Nursery Crime
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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
From Publishers Weekly
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....and this book goes down easy. What fun!
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.
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!
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Police Procedural
- Published: Jul 21, 2005
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, A Nursery Crime Novel