Synopses & Reviews
Once upon a time Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city. But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days. It isn't all that jolly any more, and there is a serial killer loose on the streets who is slaughtering old, rich nursery rhyme characters one by one. Meanwhile, Private Eye Bill Winkie has gone missing, leaving behind his sidekick Eddie Bear of the Toy City Police to take care of things. Eddie may be a battered teddy with an identity crisis, but someone's got to stop the killer. Eddie and Jack team up to take down the killer, and along the way participate in heavy doses of bad behavior, car chases, and plenty of gratuitous sex and violence.
"Although the story is wickedly clever and the payoff is a great and satisfying surprise, the real delight comes from watching Rankin work his linguistic magic: characters talk in hilariously circular and self-aware dialogue, and puns and wordplay are packed into the prose like sardines in a tin." Publishers Weekly
"Rankin more than lives up to his deliriously inventive title." Entertainment Weekly
Toy Town — older, bigger, and certainly not wiser. The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being murdered one by one. A psychopath is on the loose, and he must be stopped at any cost. It's a job for Toy Town's only detective — but he's missing, leaving only Eddie Bear, and his bestest friend Jack, to track down the mad killer.
About the Author
Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. He is the author of The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, The Witches of Chiswick, The Brentford Trilogy (5 books), The Armageddon Quartet (3 books) and many more.