Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first seas...
Although she’s an orphan in indentured servitude, sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable crew at Kazam Mystical Arts Management. She already solved the Dragon Problem, avoided mass destruction by Q...
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Stran...
In the good old days, magic was indispensable -- it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennife...
Thursday Next - 7
With more than one million books in print worldwide, Jasper Fforde’s beloved series charms a growing number of readers with each new adventure. In "The Woman Who Died a Lot," Thursday Next faces her trickiest assignment yet. When her former Spe...
Thursday Next - 6
Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the ...
From the bestselling author of Thursday Next--a brilliant new novel about a world where social order and destiny are dictated by the colors you can see Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battl...
Thursday Next - 5
Beloved for his prodigious imagination, his satirical gifts, his literate humor, and sheer silliness, Jasper Fforde has delighted book lovers since Thursday Next first appeared in The Eyre Affair, a genre send-up hailed as an instant classic. Since t...
Jack Spratt and Mary Mary take on their most dangerous case so far as a murderous cookie stalks the streets of Reading. The Gingerbreadman--psychopath, sadist, genius, and killer--is on the loose. But it isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary...
WELCOME TO THE SEEDY UNDERBELLY OF NURSERY CRIME ... Meet Inspector Jack Spratt, family man and head of Reading's Nursery Crime Division. He's investigating the murder of ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Dumpty, ex-convict and lover of women...
Thursday Next - 4
It's back to reality for Thursday Next -- and fiction never looked so good Detective Thursday Next has had her fill of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction. Packing up her son, Friday, Thursday returns to Swindon accompanied by none o...
Thursday Next - 3
Protecting the world's greatest literature--not to mention keeping up wit Miss Havisham--is tiring work for an expectant mother. And Thursday can definitely use a respite. So what better hideaway than inside the unread and unreadable Caversham Heigh...
Thursday Next - 2
If resourceful, fearless literary detective Thursday Next thought she could avoid the spotlight after her heroic escapades in the pages of Jane Eyre, she was sorely mistaken Her adventures as a renowned Special Operative in literary detection have...
Thursday Next - 1
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...
- Young Adult / Teens
- Kids (12 & Under)
- Kids: Middle Grade
- General Fiction
- Speculative Fiction
- Cozy Mystery
- Science Fiction
- Action Adventure
- Alternative History
- Police Procedural
- Sherlock Holmes
- Comedy / Humor
- Women Sleuths
- Witch / Warlock / Mage / Wizard
- Serial Killers
if you like Jasper Fforde, try...