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The Fourth Bear

(2006)
(The second book in the Nursery Crime series)
A novel by

 
The inimitable Jasper Fforde gives readers another delightful mash-up of detective fiction and nursery rhyme, returning to those mean streets where no character is innocent. The Gingerbreadman - sadist, psychopath, cookie - is on the loose in Reading, but that's not who Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary are after. Instead, they've been demoted to searching for missing journalist "Goldy" Hatchett. The last witnesses to see her alive were the reclusive Three Bears, and right away Spratt senses something furry - uh, funny - about their story, starting with the porridge. The Fourth Bear is a delirious new romp from our most irrepressible fabulist.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4352-8333-3 / 978-1-4352-8333-6 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-7862-9001-3 / 978-0-7862-9001-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-670-03772-9 / 978-0-670-03772-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83570-2 / 978-0-340-83570-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83571-0 / 978-0-340-83571-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


July 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-93271-6 / 978-0-340-93271-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-93272-4 / 978-0-340-93272-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-14-303892-3 / 978-0-14-303892-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83573-7 / 978-0-340-83573-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-89671-X / 978-0-340-89671-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-340-83572-9 / 978-0-340-83572-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: JACK SPRATT INVESTIGATES THE FOURTH BEAR LARGE PRINT
Author(s): JASPER FFORDE
ISBN: 1-4056-1633-4 / 978-1-4056-1633-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: THORNDIKE/WINDSOR
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: THE FOURTH BEAR
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-84632-823-3 / 978-1-84632-823-7 (UK edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-84456-142-9 / 978-1-84456-142-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 0-14-305874-6 / 978-0-14-305874-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: Fourth Bear, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4159-2984-X / 978-1-4159-2984-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Fourth Bear (UNABRIDGED ON 7 CASSETTES)
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1-4159-2983-1 / 978-1-4159-2983-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime
Author(s): Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   



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