The Nursery Crimes series
by Jasper Fforde
The Big Over Easy
The Fourth Bear
The Nursery Crimes series is methadone for BookWorld addicts. In a world where fictional characters live alongside ordinary humans, Jack Spratt, a Nursery Crimes division detective, tries to figure out who murdered Humpty Dumpty. (Was he pushed? Was he shot? Why and by who?). In the second book the mystery is who murdered Goldilocks. (Was it really the three bears?). This silly new take on classic nursery rhyme characters delighted me on every page. And the plots are actually pretty solid, despite the absurd premise, which makes them very good mysteries.
Story 5, Craft 5, Humor 5 — Recommend reading them in order. Click title above to see the book on Amazon.