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1 Fforde, Jasper Big Over Easy
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2005 0-670-03423-1 / 9780670034239 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hard Cover New New Signed by Author
New in New DJ protected by clear Mylar DJ cover. Purchased autographed directly from the publisher. Signed on blank tipped in signature page. Signed, per usual, simply 'Jasper'. Signature guaranteed authentic. FROM THE CRITICS Janet Maslin - The New York Times Like the Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket books, this one is abundantly playful without being truly geared to children. Anyone who has ever been read a nursery rhyme - and who can tolerate heavy doses of Monty Pythonesque silliness - can appreciate Mr. Fforde's outlandish joking. Publishers Weekly Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, and, well, you know the rest. But was Humpty's fall an accident, or was it murder? It's up to giant killer Jack Spratt of the Nursery Crime Division to get to the bottom of it. Humpty was quite a ladies' man, but a few people thought him a bad egg. Jack has a number of suspects, a new partner to break in and gloryhound/antagonist Detective Inspector Chimes to deal with. Prebble's sonorous British voice is ideally suited to narrating this whimsical, fractured fairy tale; his tone and pacing match Fforde's prose perfectly, and his subtle vocal acrobatics enable him to amusingly bring to life the novel's wildly divergent cast of characters. Despite its many virtues, this is probably Fforde's weakest novel, lacking the literary sophistication of the Thursday Next books. But Prebble's performance easily makes this Fforde's best audiobook to date. Prebble's vibrant, all-star narration more than makes up for them. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover (Reviews, June 6). (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. Library Journal It's tough being a detective in the unglamorous world of nursery rhyme crimes, especially when your power-hungry rival hogs the limelight, your commanding officer is looking to eliminate your division, and you have a nasty reputation for killing giants. Detective Inspector Jack Spratt is investigating the violent death of Humpty Dumpty, disreputable philanthropist and business mastermind, who may have been shot by his ex-wife. As Spratt and his ambitious assistant Mary Mary delve into the crime, they uncover several suspects and a sinister plot involving money laundering, woodcutters, and podiatry. Like Fforde's "Tuesday Next" series, The Big Over Easy is set in an alternative world where fiction is real-a place where Georgy Porgy is a crime boss, the Three Little Pigs are prosecuted for killing the Wolf, and Wee Willy Winkie has been diagnosed with narcolepsy. Full of allusions and puns on detective fiction and nursery rhymes, Fforde's fifth novel and first in a new series is good fun for all fiction collections. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/05.]-Devon Thomas, Hass MS&L, Ann Arbor, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. Kirkus Reviews Humpty Dumpty fell off his wall, and the Nursery Crimes Division opened an investigation. Welcome to the beginning of a whole new wave of mysteries soon to be thickening bookstore shelves everywhere, because if Fforde (The Well of Lost Plots, 2003, etc.) knows one thing, it's that for every bit of innovation you must give the audience at least another of cliche. Nursery rhymes have come to life in his latest, but the crimes are just as grotesquely complex, the press as vainglorious, the coppers divided between greedy attention-seekers and humble head-down heroes, as in the real world. The Reading police department is unnaturally enamored with DCI Friedland Chymes, who not only always gets his man but is also able to solve crimes in a snappy yet dramatic fashion that makes fantastic copy when he writes them up for the magazines. Jack Spratt, stuck over in NCD (Nursery Crimes Division), has hardly the reputation of Friedland-there's that awkward business of bungling the Three Little Pigs case-and Spratt's newest problem is the untimely death of one very large egg. Humpty Dumpty just loved to sit on his wall, but he's been done in in a rather nasty fashion. With a scrappy new partner at his side (if she's good enough, she might soon push for a promotion to Official Sidekick), Spratt digs into Humpty's messy life: the divorce, the dozens upon dozens of ex-girlfriends and jilted lovers, the poorly thought-out investment schemes, etc. Fforde lays on his erudition with a trowel, slathering literary references all. 
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2 Fforde, Jasper Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2005 0670034231 / 9780670034239 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
New in new DJ. Signed by author ('Jasper') on tipped in publisher's blank signature page. Dust jacket covered with Brodart 'just-a-fold' 1.5 mil jacket. Autograph guaranteed authentic. Purchased directly from publisher signed. Ask for pictures if interested. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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3 Fforde, Jasper Eyre Affair
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2002 0-670-03064-3 / 9780670030644 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hard Cover New New 
New in new DJ protected by clear mylar DJ cover. The Barnes & Noble Review from Discover Great New Writers "Umberto Eco meets Harry Potter," is the way Randolph, one of our Discover readers, described this imaginative first novel. The two may be an unlikely pair, but in many ways they serve up an apt description of this highly original work, which examines what might happen if the barriers between fiction and reality disappeared and made it possible to share, or even alter, an important moment in classic literary history. In Jasper Fforde's hilarious romp through time and space, heroine Thursday Next -- an agent with the secretive Special Operations Network, Literary Detective Division -- is sent to investigate the theft of Dickens's original manuscript for Martin Chuzzlewit by a diabolical archvillain. What really happened to the elusive character Mr. Quaverly in Dickens's book? Or for that matter, to the drunken tinker Christopher Sly from Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew? Why do these characters appear once, only to play no further role in the stories? Is it possible that their disappearances were not the result of innocent editorial decisions by Dickens and Shakespeare but were instead due to devilish doings? Thursday's resolute pursuit of literary truth and justice takes her and an extended cast of ingenious characters on a convoluted historical caper, including a wild and crazy performance of Richard III that takes many of its theatrical cues from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fforde's first fiction foray will delight a broad spectrum of intrepid readers, including aficionados of science fiction, history, British humor, and classic literature alike. (Winter 2002 Selection) FROM THE PUBLISHER Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping charactersfrom works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Bronte's novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide. FROM THE CRITICS New York Times-A combination of fantasy, comedy, science fiction, Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Lewis Carroll, Monty Python and even 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. LA Times-Lovers of great literature with a fondness for light genre fiction...will feel instantly at home in The Eyre Affair... Demensions-The Eyre Affair is a delightful rabbit hole of a read: once you fall in you may never come back. All this reality-twisting action is set against a, well, rather reality-twisting backdrop. Rocky Mountain News-...a highly inventive, frequently hilarious and occasionally poignant tale. Houston Chronicle- For sheer inventiveness [The Eyre Affair] is hard to beat. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 Fforde, Jasper Fourth Bear, The
Viking Pr 2006 0-670-03772-9 / 9780670037728 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hard Cover New New Signed by Author
New in new DJ. Flat-signed by author on blank, tipped in publisher's signature page. Dust jacket covered with mylar jacket cover. Tight, clean, unread copy, purchased signed directly from Publisher.Signature guaranteed. May have light bumping compliments of 'the boys in brown' from shipping to me. Please ask for pictures. 
Price: 44.00 USD
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5 Fforde, Jasper Fourth Bear, The
Viking Pr 2006 0-670-03772-9 / 9780670037728 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hard Cover New New Signed by Author
New in new DJ. Flat-signed by author on blank, tipped in publisher's signature page. Dust jacket covered with mylar jacket cover. Tight, clean, unread copy, purchased signed directly from Publisher.Signature guaranteed. May have light bumping compliments of 'the boys in brown' from shipping to me. Please ask for pictures. 
Price: 44.00 USD
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6 Fforde, Jasper Lost in a Good Book
East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Penguin USA 2003 0670031909 / 9780670031900 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
New in new DJ. Signed by author ('Jasper') on full title page and dated 25.04.03. Dust jacket covered with Brodart 'just-a-fold' 1.5 mil jacket. Dust jacket covered with Brodart 'just-a-fold' 1.5 mil jacket. Autograph guaranteed authentic. Purchased directly from publisher signed. Ask for pictures if interested. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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7 Fforde, Jasper One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
New York, NY, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2011 0670022527 / 9780670022526 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hardcover New New Book Signed by Author(s)
1st Printing - Full Number Line. Hardcover. ISBN# 9780670019632. All autographs/signatures shown in pictures. New in new DJ covered by Brodart. Signed by author on Full Title page. Purchased directly from publisher as signed. Signature guaranteed. All books are carefully wrapped. New in new DJ protected by clear mylar DJ cover. Purchased as signed DIRECTLY from publisher. This book is from an order of cartons of this title purchased DIRECTLY from the Publisher as SIGNED copies at the date of release of this title. This autograph is Guaranteed authentic based on this source. Some very light bumping or stress from the 'boys in brown' shipping to me. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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8 Fforde, Jasper One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
New York, NY, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2011 0670022527 / 9780670022526 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hardcover As New As New Book Signed by Author(s)
1st Printing - Full Number Line. Hardcover. ISBN# 9780670019632. All autographs/signatures shown in pictures. New in new DJ covered by Brodart. Signed by author on Full Title page. Purchased directly from publisher as signed. Signature guaranteed. All books are carefully wrapped. New in new DJ protected by clear mylar DJ cover. Purchased as signed DIRECTLY from publisher. This book is from an order of cartons of this title purchased DIRECTLY from the Publisher as SIGNED copies at the date of release of this title. This autograph is Guaranteed authentic based on this source. Some very light bumping or stress from the 'boys in brown' shipping to me. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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9 Fforde, Jasper Shades of Grey
Viking 2010 0670019631 / 9780670019632 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hard Cover New New Signed by Author
As new in as new DJ covered with protective clear 'brodart' DJ cover. Unread, tight, clean copy. Signed by author on FULL TITLE page. Autograph guaranteed authentic. Purchased DIRECT FROM PUBLISHER as SIGNED. Ask for pictures if interested. May have minor bumping from 'the boys in brown' from shipping. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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10 Fforde, Jasper Shades of Grey-Signed Hardcover PLUS ARC
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2010 0670019631 / 9780670019632 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
Package deal-Signed hardcover 1/1 plus Uncorrected Proof. New in new DJ. Signed by author ('Jasper') on full title page. Dust jacket covered with Brodart 'just-a-fold' 1.5 mil jacket. Autograph guaranteed authentic. Purchased DIRECT from Publisher as SIGNED. Also includes New Advance 'uncorrected bound manuscript'. Full color wrapper with Final DJ graphics Ask for pictures if interested. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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11 Fforde, Jasper Something Rotten
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2004 0670033596 / 9780670033591 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
New in new DJ. Signed by author ('Jasper') on tipped in publisher's blank signature page. Dust jacket covered with Brodart 'just-a-fold' 1.5 mil jacket. Autograph guaranteed authentic. Purchased directly from publisher signed. Ask for pictures if interested. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Fforde, Jasper Thursday Next - First Among Sequels
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 2007 0670038717 / 9780670038718 1st Edition, 1st Impression Trade Paperback As New As New Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
New Advance 'uncorrected bound manuscript' (advanced reading copy). Full color wrapper with Final DJ graphics on trade paper cover. Ask for pictures if interested. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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13 Fforde, Jasper Well of Lost Plots : A Thursday Next Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Viking Penguin 2004 0-670-03289-1 / 9780670032891 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
Fine in fine DJ protected by Brodart mylar dj cover. Signed simply 'Jasper' on full title page. Purchased as signed directly from the publishers. From the Publisher Jasper Fforde has done it again in this absolutely brilliant feat of literary showmanship. Join Thursday Next as she encounters some of the greatest characters in literature and battles deadly villians who literally leap off the page. When it comes to sheer wit, literate fantasy, and effervescent originality, nobody can touch this new Ffordian tour de force. -Lost in a Good Book appeared on The New York Times extended bestseller list and was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller -The Eyre Affair was a New York Times bestseller and a Book Sense 76 Pick -Penguin will publish Lost in a Good Book simultaneously -The fourth book in the series is forthcoming from Viking From The Critics Publisher's Weekly In this delicious sequel to The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, Fforde's redoubtable (and now throwing-up-pregnant) heroine Thursday Next once again does battle with philistine bibliophobes, taking a furlough from her duties as a SpecOps Literary Detective to vacation in the Well of Lost Plots, the 26 noisome sub-basements of the Great Library. Pursued by her memory-modifying nemesis Aornis Hades, Thursday joins Jurisfiction's Character Exchange Program, filling in for "Mary," sidekick to the world-weary detective hero of Caversham Heights, a hilariously awful police procedural. At the imminent launch of UltraWord, the vaunted "Last Word" in Story Operating Systems, Thursday's friend and mentor Miss Havisham is gruesomely killed, and Thursday gamely sets out to restore order to her underground world, where technophiles ruthlessly recycle unpublished books and sell plot devices and stock characters on the black market. Meanwhile, Aornis is doing her fiendish worst to make Thursday forget Landen, her missing husband and father of her child. If this all sounds a bit confusing, it is-until the reader gets the hang of Fforde's intricate mix of parody, social satire and sheer gut-busting fantasy. Marvelous creations like syntax-slaughtering grammasites and the murderous Minotaur roam this unusual novel's pages, and Fforde's fictional epigraphs, like his minihistory of "book operating systems," are worth the cover price in themselves. Fforde's sidesplitting sendup of an increasingly antibookish society is a sheer joy. (Feb.) Forecast: Despite the rarefied nature of his spoofing, Fforde has attracted a substantial and loyal readership. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information. Library Journal Thursday Next (The Eyre Affair; Lost in a Good Book) needs a vacation. After saving Jane Eyre, stopping two criminal masterminds, and being hounded by the Goliath Corporation, she just wants to lie low until she can rescue her missing husband. Taking refuge in an unpublished police procedural, she continues working for Jurisfiction, investigating a murder that involves the highest levels of literary police. While Thursday learns the ropes of BookWorld, including managing nursery-rhyme characters on strike and conducting anger-management sessions for the protagonists of Wuthering Heights, she tries to keep her memories of Landen alive and her pulp novel from being stripped and thrown into the Text Sea. Fforde has settled comfortably into series mode, producing another fun romp in an alternate universe where books are more real than reality; there's a pun on every other page and a galaxy of literary and pop references to keep the reader's head spinning. Escaped minotaurs, spelling viruses, problems with software upgrades, and Spam for footnotes all contribute to the fun. This U.S. version includes a bonus chapter detailing yet another of Thursday's adventures. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/03.]-Devon Thomas, Hass MS&L, Ann Arbor, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information. Kirkus Reviews Third course in a feast of hyperliterary alternate-reality thrillers (The Eyre Affair, 2002, etc.) may prove too rich for some stomachs. Fforde's story takes place in several parallel universes that manage, against all laws of logic and geometry, to intersect at many, many points. Our heroine, literary detective Thursday Next, is the nexus of this strangely wired cosmos. Thursday has just returned from the pages of Jane Eyre, in which she foiled archvillain Acheron Hades' attempt to steal the ending. Now pregnant (by a dead veteran of the Crimean War) and badly in need of rest, she requests an assignment in the Character Exchange Program and is sent to fill in for Mary Jones, detective in a dreadful unpublished thriller. Like all unpublished books, Caversham Heights exists in a kind of limbo in the Well of Lost Plots, a warren of sub-basements in the Great Library where all books are born, but few see the light of day. Thursday works her way through Mary's role in the hopeless plot, glad of a safe job for change, but she soon finds plenty of extratextual distractions that hint at trouble ahead. Within the ranks of Jurisfiction (a kind of FBI of the text world), a string of murders begins to claim the lives of various authorities connected with a new process of plot development. Thursday learns that her late husband is not dead at all but was in fact "eradicated" at the behest of rogue elements within Jurisfiction. Between teaching her "generic" houseboys Ibb and Obb how to cook, fending off hostile grammasites (literary parasites that infest a plot with gerunds), and facing Jurisfiction charges that she changed the ending of Jane Eyre, Thursday still has to find the time to solve thevarious crimes now springing up within and without the text. For instance, who stole the commas from Joyce's Ulysses? Like anchovies, Wagner, and Helmut Newton: will greatly appeal to people with unusual tastes-and befuddle everyone else. Agents: Eric Simonoff & Tif Loehnis/Janklow & Nesbit. 
Price: 41.60 USD
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14 Fforde, Jasper Well of Lost Plots : A Thursday Next Novel
DelRey/Ballantine 2004 0-670-03289-1 / 9780670032891 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hard Cover As New New Signed by Author
New. Bought signed direct from publisher. Signed 'Jasper' on publisher's tipped in signature page. One of 1500 such. Dust jacket protected by Brodart mylar DJ cover. No bumps, marks, or blems to either the book or DJ. Autograph guaranteed authentic. 
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