It’s Easter in Reading—a bad time for eggs—and no one can remember the
last sunny day. Ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van
Dumpty III, minor baronet, ex-convict, and former millionaire
philanthropist, is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby
area of town. All the evidence points to his ex-wife, who has
conveniently shot herself.
But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and
his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced, a sentiment not shared with
their superiors at the Reading Police Department, who are still
smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr.
Wolff. Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a
sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, bullion
smuggling, problems with beanstalks, titans seeking asylum, and the cut
and thrust world of international chiropody.
And on top of all that, the JellyMan is coming to town.
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