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Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries Series

Jeanie Franz Ransom and Stephen Axelsen


Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries Series : Titles in Order

Book 2
Full of puns and fractured fairy tale characters you know and love, this rollicking sequel to What REALLY Happened to Humpty? will engross you in yet another Joe Dumpty, Private Eye mystery. 

Jack (Jill’s other half) fell down the Hill and had his crown stolen. The Mother Gooseland Games are coming up, and that crown is the grand prize, so detective Dumpty is on the clock! It’s up to P. I. Joe Dumpty to round up the usual suspects and track down the culprit before it’s too late. He’s hot on the case, but will he recover the crown in time? 

Kids and adults alike will love this laugh-out-loud read-aloud.
Book 1
A Mother Goose mystery that will have readers wondering ‘Who done it?”. In this fast-paced, nursery-rhyme caper, hardboiled detective, Joe Dumpty does his darnedest to crack the case. It all started when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Then, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Or—as his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinks—was he pushed?  Suspects are aplenty (as are the puns) in this scrambled noir. Detective Dumpty works his way through the list of suspects, that hail from the pages of Mother Goose, in order to get to the bottom of what really happened to his brother.

This fractured fairy-tale mystery is full of whimsy and wordplay that will delight readers of all ages.

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