The Big Over Easy
A Nursery Crime
By (author) Jasper Fforde
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Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
Book DescriptionJasper 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.Read Jasper Fforde's posts in the Penguin Blog
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143037231
Paperback / softback
(194mm x 148mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jasper Fforde
Eye of Zoltar, Paperback / softback (October 2015)
Jennifer Strange returns in the third book in Jasper Fforde's wild and witty fantasy series TheChronicles of Kazam, which launched with New York Times best-seller The Last Dragonslayer."
Song of the Quarkbeast, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it's finally on the rise. Jennifer Strange and the sorcerers from Kazam Mystical Arts Management must thwart a dastardly plot by the conniving King Snodd IV and his cronies before it's put into action.
Woman Who Died a Lot, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
First published in the United States by Viking Penguin, 2012.
Last Dragonslayer, Paperback / softback (July 2013)» View all books by Jasper Fforde
In his witty first novel for young readers, "New York Times"-bestselling author Fforde introduces 15-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to JenniferNand Big Magic.
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Book Review: Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde - Reviewed by CloggieA (08 Jul 2012)
The Big Over Easy is the first in the Nursery Crime series by Jasper Fforde and, while it was not published until 2005, it was actually written in 1994, well before his highly successful Thursday Next series. It is a reworking of his first written novel which was initially titled “Who Killed Humpty Dumpty”, and is set in a similar alternative universe to the Thursday Next novels; the main characters, DI Jack Spratt, DS Mary Mary, Dr. Gladys Singh and others appear in “The Well of Lost Plots”. Spratt’s boss, Superintendent Briggs tells DS Mary, when she transfers from Basingstoke to Reading Division, hoping to work with the legendary DCI Friedland Chymes: “Modern policing isn’t about catching criminals, Mary. It’s about good copy and ensuring cases can be made into top-notch documentaries on the telly.” (not too much of a stretch from real life….). To her disappointment, Mary is assigned to assist DI Jack Spratt in the Nursery Crime Division...
Author Biography - Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out of the window and arranging words on a page. He lives and writes in Wales. The "Eyre Affair" was his first novel in the bestselling "Thursday Next" series. He is also the author of the "Nursery Crime" series.
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