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  • Bibliography:
    18 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 2002
  • Latest Book:
    February 2025
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Full Series List in Order

The Chronicles of Kazam

1 - The Last Dragonslayer (Oct-2012)
2 - The Song of the Quarkbeast (Sep-2013)
3 - The Eye of Zoltar (Oct-2014)

Jack Spratt Investigates

1 - The Big Over Easy (Jul-2005)
2 - The Fourth Bear (Aug-2006)

Shades of Grey

1 - Shades of Grey (Jan-2010)
2 - Red Side Story (May-2024)

Thursday Next

1 - The Eyre Affair (Jan-2002)
2 - Lost in a Good Book (Apr-2003)
3 - The Well of Lost Plots (Feb-2004)
4 - Something Rotten (Aug-2004)
5 - First Amongst Sequels (Aug-2007)
6 - One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Mar-2011)
7 - The Woman Who Died A Lot (Oct-2012)
8 - Dark Reading Matter (Feb-2025)

Book List in Order: 18 titles

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A new stand-alone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Early Riser and the Thursday Next series England, 2022. There are 1.2 million human-size rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars, and they like to read Voltair...

  • The final instalment of the Last Dragonslayer Chronicles, demonstrating that with a small band of committed followers, a large tin of resolve and steely determination, almost anything can be achieved . . .Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sid...

  • The long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Shades of Grey -- in an EXCLUSIVE EDITION for North American readers, complete with a never-before-published short story“Fforde's books are more than an ingenious idea. They are written ...

  • Dark Reading Matter is the 8th and final novel in the New York Times bestselling Thursday Next series, following 2012’s The Woman Who Died a Lot. Readers have been anticipating this book, whose concept is teased in the plot of Book 7, for over a de...

Award-Winning Books by Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair
2003 Alex Award -- Adult/For Young Adults
Lost in a Good Book
2004 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jasper Fforde has published 18 books.

The next book by Jasper Fforde, Dark Reading Matter, will be published in February 2025.

The first book by Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair, was published in January 2002.

Yes. Jasper Fforde has 4 series.