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The big over easy : a nursery crime

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, uncover a plot involving money laundering and asylum-seeking titans.
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fantasy fiction
Adaptations
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0670034231 0739464329 9780739464328 9780670034239
OCLC Number: 58807564
Description: xii, 383 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Mary, Mary --
Jack Spratt --
The fall guy --
Mrs. Hubbard, dogs and bones --
Prometheus --
Mrs. Laura Dumpty --
The nursery crime division --
The armory --
Back at the office --
Charles Pewter --
The sacred gonga --
St. Cerebellum's --
First on the right --
Meeting the detective --
Granny spratt's displeasure --
Mrs. Singh turns the story --
The inquiry begins --
Lord Randolph Spongg IV --
Solomon Grundy --
Press conference --
RIP, Mrs. Dumpty, and "the case...is closed!" --
Titans and beanstalks --
Mary's doubts --
Briggs v. Spratt --
Good night, wee willie winkie --
Meet the grundys --
Perplexity, complexity --
Castle spongg --
Lola vavoom --
Another press conference --
Home, sweet home --
Giorgio porgia --
What Bessie Brooks had to say for herself --
Investigated --
Summing up --
Refilling the jar --
The man from the guild --
Lola vavoom returns --
The red ford zephyr --
The goring foot museum --
Dr. Horatio Carbuncle --
Loose ends --
The end of the story.
Responsibility: Jasper Fforde.
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Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, uncover a plot involving money laundering and asylum-seeking titans.

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Delightful (re)reading of nursery rhymes

by DrJeffKoloze (WorldCat user published about 3 weeks ago) Excellent Permalink

Fforde's crime novel is a delightful romp through traditional nursery rhymes with the rhetorical twist of their being adapted for adults.  Some of the lines may be lost on contemporary readers, especially those who are ignorant of their cultural history, as in the following interchange: "I...
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