The Fourth Bear - Nursery Crime, Bk 2 Author:Jasper Fforde The Gingerbreadman: Psychopath, sadist, genius, convicted murderer and biscuit is loose in the streets of Reading. It isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been reassigned due to falling levels of nursery crime, and The NCD is once more in jeopardy. That is, until a chance encounter during the Armitage Shanks literary awards at the odd... more »ly familiar Deja-Vu Club lead Jack and Mary on the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldilocks' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Mole. She had been about to break a story involving unexplained explosions in Herefordshire, Pasadena and the Nullabor Plain; The last witnesses to see her alive were The Three Bears, comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen's wood.
But all is not what it seems. How could the bear's porridge be at such disparate temperatures when they were poured at the same time? Was Goldy's death in the nearby 1st World War themepark of Sommeworld a freak accident? And is it merely chance that the Gingerbreadman pops up at awkward moments?
But there's more. What does a missing scientist with a terrifying discovery in subatomic physics, a secret weapon of devastating power, a reclusive industrialist known only as the Quangle Wangle and Colonel Danvers of the National Security all have in common?« less
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price:$16.00 Buy New (Paperback): $12.79 (save 20%) or Become a PBS member and pay $8.89+1 PBS book credit (save 44%)
A book about Goldilocks, giant cucumbers, and a psychopathic Gingerbreadman? The second book in the nursery crimes series, Jack Spratt and the Nursery Crime Division are at it again, solving crimes by unusual characters in Reading. This time the Gingerbreadman has escaped St Cerebellums and is on the loose while Goldilocks has gone missing. Fforde does a great job of creating a realistically unrealistic world were bears talk and aliens speak in binary.
My favorite Fforde so far! Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary search for missing journalist Henrietta "Goldy" Hatchett. The last witnesses to see her alive were the reclusive three bears, and Jack thinks something's odd about their story. How could that porridge be too hot, too cold, AND just right if it was poured at the same time? Was there a fourth bear?