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The Big Over Easy (2005)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143037234, Paperback)Jasper Fforde does it again with a dazzling new series starring Inspector Jack Spratt, head of the Nursery Crime Division
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:11:37 -0500)
Nursery celebrity Humpty van Dumpty is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary of the Nursery Crime Division investigate their first case together, discovering a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, problems with beanstalks, and titans seeking asylum.
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