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The Fourth Bear

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The inimitable Jasper Fforde gives readers another delightful mash-up of detective fiction and nursery rhyme, returning to those mean streets where no character is innocent. The Gingerbreadman--sadist, psychopath, cookie--is on the loose in Reading, but that's not who Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary are after. Instead, they've been demoted to searching for missing journalist -Goldy- Hatchett. The last witnesses to see her alive were the reclusive Three Bears, and right away Spratt senses something furry--uh, funny--about their story, starting with the porridge. The Fourth Bear is a delirious new romp from our most irrepressible fabulist.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143038923
  • 9780143038924
  • 236,247

About Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out of the window and arranging words on a page. He lives and writes in Wales. The Eyre Affair was his first novel in the bestselling -Thursday Next- series. He is also the author of the -Nursery Crime- series.show more

Review quote

Like the creators of . . . "The Simpsons" and "South Park", Mr. Fforde uses fantasy to dissect real life. . . . He is our best thinking person's genre writer. ("The Washington Times")show more

Rating details

18,321 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 34% (6,153)
4 43% (7,892)
3 20% (3,657)
2 3% (514)
1 1% (105)
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