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The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime

Author: Jasper Fforde

Narrator: Simon Vance

Unabridged: 11 hr

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 08/03/2006

Genre: Fiction - Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology


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.


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