The Fourth Bear

The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/06/2007
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The Gingerbreadman - psychopath, sadist, convicted murderer and cake/biscuit - is loose on the streets of Reading. It isn't Jack Spratt's case. Despite the success of the Humpty Dumpty investigation, the well publicised failure to prevent Red Riding-Hood and her Gran being eaten once again plunges the Nursery Crime Division into controversy. Enforced non-involvement with the Gingerbreadman hunt looks to be frustrating until a chance encounter at the oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club leads them onto the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldy' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Toad. 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. Are the unexplained explosions around the globe somehow related to missing nuclear scientist Angus McGuffin? Is cucumber-growing really that dangerous? Why are National Security involved? But most important of all: How could the bears' porridge be at such disparate temperatures when they were poured at the same time?

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340835739
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 287g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 27 mm

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The Fourth Bear
It is clever and it is funny
Jam packed with jokes, literary references and nursery rhymes, this still manages to work as a detective story. Who did kill Goldilocks? It's a long and wi... READ MORE
The Fourth Bear
Amazing, my favourite book!
I love Jasper Fforde, I think he is such a talented writer with such an incredible imagination. This book follows the story of Jack Spratt a nursery crime ... READ MORE
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The Fourth Bear
Brilliant! The best series by far, and better even than the Big Over Easy. If you have a liking for puns and an appreciation for clever writing, buy this ... READ MORE
Morna Wheatley
The Fourth Bear
Nursery Rhymes just got messy.
Unputdownable. Literally. An amazing sequel to 'The Big Over Easy', Jasper Fforde's 'The Fourth Bear' gives you an insight to the world of Nursery-Rhymes -... READ MORE
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