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Description - The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and no one can remember the last sunny day. Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of town.

Following the pathologist's careful reconstruction of Humpty's shell, Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his Sergeant Mary Mary are soon grappling with a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, the illegal Bearnaise sauce market, corporate politics and the cut and thrust world of international Chiropody.

As Jack and Mary stumble around the streets of Reading in Jack's Lime Green Austin Allegro, the clues pile up, but Jack has his own problems to deal with.

And on top of everything else, the Jellyman is coming to town...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340897102
ISBN-10: 0340897104
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde - Reviewed by (03 Nov 2009)

This is part of Fforde's "Nursery Crimes" series and introduces some great characters. By weaving common nursery rhyme characters through a murder mystery, he keeps you guessing on who killed Humpty Dumpty and there are plot twists aplenty. All the characters are memorable and there are some great on-liners that will keep you laughing.

Fforde develops the characters and their settings so well that by the end of the book it feels like you've been through the adventure with Jack and Mary. If you liked the Thursday Next series, you'll love this one.

Author Biography - Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.

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