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The Big Over Easy

Fforde, Jasper

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ISBN 10: 0340835664 / ISBN 13: 9780340835661
Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed first UK edition (large 'collector' format) of the first in the Nursery Crime series from the author of the Thursday Next mysteries. Hmmm, Humpty Dumpty - did he fall or was he pushed? It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - this copy is signed and dated NYC, and comes with an Eggbeater as Murder Weapon trial exhibit postcard. Bookseller Inventory # 0803030003

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Title: The Big Over Easy

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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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...

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"A wonderfully readable riot . . . [A] cleverly plotted, magically overstuffed yet amazingly digestible book . . . This summer’s perfect beach read for eggheads."
—The Wall Street Journal

"As if the Marx brothers were let loose in the children’s section of a strange bookstore."
—USA Today

"Pythonesque . . . Like the Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket books, this one is abundantly playful without being truly geared for children. Anyone who has ever been read a nursery rhyme . . . can appreciate Mr. Fforde’s outlandish joking."
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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