The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 1, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
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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 oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club lead Jack and Mary on the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldilocks' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Toad. 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?

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Review: The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime #2)

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As usual on point with this with the wordplay and the witty mixing of fairy tale characters with gritty neo-noir situations, this book was a relaxing break from real life. Just weird enough to keep my interest, but not so weird that I had to struggle to keep up. Read full review

Review: The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime #2)

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Loved it! humor all through and VERY random. Jasper Fforde is one of my favorite authors and to think I discovered him by pure accident lol awesomeness! Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.

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