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The Big Over Easy

Nursery Crime Adventures, Book 1
Narrated by: Luke Thompson
Length: 11 hrs
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Summary

'It looks like he died from injuries sustained during a fall....' Best-selling author Jasper Fforde begins an effervescent new series. 

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....

©2005 Jasper Fforde (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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A Procedural crime story with a twist

This is a pure delight, with the intermingling of crime and nursery characters living in the world, this shouldn't work, but does and beautifully, it engaged me both as a crime mystery and also on the humour and how nursery stories can be viewed as crimes. The narration is spot on.