The Fourth Bear By Jasper Fforde
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.
Really loving this series, even more than the Thursday Next one. Jasper Fforde is ridiculously witty and can fit in so many nursery rhymes and literary references that I can’t help but smile every time I notice one. I wish could write as well as he does. Waiting for the next book will be difficult, in the mean time I will continue with all of his other books because that’s what I do when I find an author I like, I read their entire catalog.
This was the first book I read this year so this is the first book in my fifty books.