The Big Over Easy
Dead bodies never look like this. It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and the shattered, tuxedo-clad corpse of local businessman Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III has been found lying beneath a wall in a shabby part of town. Humpty was one of life's good guys - so who would want him... show more
Dead bodies never look like this.
It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and the shattered, tuxedo-clad corpse of local businessman Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III has been found lying beneath a wall in a shabby part of town. Humpty was one of life's good guys - so who would want him knocked off? And is it a coincidence that his ex-wife has just met with a sticky end down at the local biscuit factory?
A hardened cop on the mean streets of the Thames Valley's most dangerous precinct, DI Jack Spratt has seen it all, and something tells him this is going to be a tough case to crack...
Publish date: 2006
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Fairy Tales
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...
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...
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 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...
Very fun read, and a good mystery too, albeit unconventional.
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