I love Nursery Crimes by Jasper Fforde. They make a bit more sense then The Thursday Next Series, which at times make no series at all. The story of suffering, but brilliant Detective Jack Spratt, who works with nursery rhyme characters. Jack Spratt, who we meet in The Well of Lost Plots (a Thursday novel) returns with a Humpty Dumpty themed adventure.
This is acute story, particularly if you're fond of nursery rhymes, which I (being a writer since childhood) love. This has all the goings on a regular mystery with typical nursery elements. In either case, as a mystery story or a nursery retelling, with adult themes like sex, politics, and intrigues, this story holds its own, as readers, along with Spratt, try to solve the mystery of who shattered Humpty Dumpty.
I rate this book a 7.75. Not the best, nut not awful. Worth the read.