by Jasper Fforde
2nd book in the Nursery Crime series
My Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
"The Gingerbreadman - psychopath, sadist, convicted murderer, and cake/biscuit - is loose on the streets of Reading."
Hehehe! Another fun, clever story from Jasper Fforde. I didn't really warm up to the first book (The Big Over Easy) in this new series, an offshoot of his Thursday Next series which I loved, but this 2nd book tickled my funny bone! How does he come up with his ideas?!
In this episode, Jack Spratt and Mary Mary of the Nursery Crime Division are once again caught up in a bizarre case, this time involving the Gingerbreadman, bears, Goldilocks, cucumbers, and a WWI theme park to name a few.
Good fun for those willing to suspend disbelief and go along for the ride! Next year will bring a new Thursday Next novel- definitely something to look forward to.