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by Jasper Fforde, Paul Panting
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Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 1 year ago
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde Book 1 of Nursery Crimes It's Easter in Reading—a bad time for eggs—and no one can remember the last sunny day. Ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III, minor baronet, ex-convict, and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shatter...
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
Series: Nursery Crime #1 The mystery aspect was somewhat interesting, so I kept reading to find out the whodunnit, but most of the humour fell flat for me. Mary Mary's hero worship of Chymes got tiresome real fast and Jack's home life was pretty dull to read about. I'm not saying I really wanted h...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
This book... I have so many random thoughts about this book. In no particular order: 1. Easily the most highly quotable book I've ever read. Including books of quotes. One of my favourites: Mr. Pewter led them through to a library filled with thousands of antiquarian books. 'Impressive, eh...
dianeh92345 rated it 5 years ago
It took me about half way through this book to really get it. I would give the beginning 2 stars and the last half 5 stars resulting in my overall 3.5 stars, which I rounded up to 4 stars, I have never read anything by this author before. I heard this was his worst novel in other reviews so I will p...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it 5 years ago
Jack Spratt (who has an unfortunate giant killing history) has lead the Nursey Crimes Division of Reading police for a long time – and has often been overlooked in favour of the more narratively pleasing detectives, like his nemesis Chymes Joined by new Detective Sergent Mary Mary (she’s from Basi...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it 6 years ago
The Big Over Easy is the first of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime mysteries, a spin off from his arch, clever Thursday Next series. We are introduced to DI Jack Spratt and his new assistant Sergeant Mary Mary (and yes, she can be quite contrary) as they attempt to solve the murder of Humpty Dumpty, f...
staciebnsn rated it 6 years ago
Very fun read, and a good mystery too, albeit unconventional.
Lau rated it 6 years ago
Fantastic book! I loved it from begining to end. Fforde created an amazing world filled with known fary tale and detective novels characters and he played with the idea of the readers knowing them as he made references, played with their names and made very funny puns. I've already ordered the sec...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Occasionally quite funny but at other times quite forced this is quite a pun-filled and nursery rhyme laced story. Humpty Dumpty is dead and the Nursery Crime Division investigate. The easiest suspect is his wife who shoots herself, but Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary aren't convinced. ...
karenf rated it 6 years ago
Not up there with my favorite Thursday Next books but fun all the same. It starts with the murder of Humpty Dumpty, a drunk, womanizing, money laundering but philanthropic giant egg. And it gets more surreal from there. I think Jasper Fforde's humor either works for you or it doesn't. I love al...
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