Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Wednesday Readings

The Big Over Easy
A Nursery Crime
Jasper Fforde - Author

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 shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. All the evidence points to his ex-wife, who has conveniently shot herself.

But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced, a sentiment not shared with their superiors at the Reading Police Department, who are still smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr. Wolff. Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, bullion smuggling, problems with beanstalks, titans seeking asylum, and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody.

And on top of all that, the JellyMan is coming to town . . .


This is my second time reading this book...the first time was after hearing about it on the Cross Stitch Crazy board, this time because it's the October book for the "Little Bit of Everything" book club. The discussion of this book should be "interesting".

And because I don't have enough books on my want to read list, here's a few more that I'm adding...

Pontoon by Garisson Keillor
The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda
The 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry

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