The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
A Nursery Crime

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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.

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About Jasper Fforde

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JASPER FFORDE is The New York Times bestselling author of the Thursday Next series, the Nursery Crimes series, and most recently the novel Shades of Grey. He lives in Wales.
Published July 25, 2006 by Penguin Books. 420 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Book Reporter

book lacks the --- if you will --- tone of sophistication of those.

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USA Today

The Big Over Easy is billed as a case in the "Nursery Crime Division" of the Reading Police Force, and the victim is a transmogrified Humpty Dumpty.

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I have to admit that I was very disappointed when I learned that Jasper Fforde's new book, The Big Over Easy was not going to be a Thursday Next story.

Mar 03 2006 | Read Full Review of The Big Over Easy: A Nursery ...

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