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First Among Sequels/Fforde, Jasper/Paper/0340752025/S032-F
Thursday Next Book World Novel
Fourteen years after Thursday Next pegged out at Superhoop æ88, her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded due to a potential conflict of interest, since her previous adventures are now themselves in print. ThursdayÆs time is spent worrying about her teenage son Friday and tutoring new recruits. This being fiction, however, jeopardy is never far away. Sherlock Holmes is killed at the Rheinbach falls and his series is stopped in its tracks. Before this can be righted, Miss Marple dies in a narratively inexplicable car accident, bringing her series also to a close.
Thursday, receiving a death-threat clearly intended for her written self, realises what is going onùthere is a serial killer is loose in the Bookworld. Meanwhile, Goliath have perfected a 22-seater Prose Portal Luxury Coach, and plan on taking literary tourists on a holiday to the works of Jane Austen. Thursday alone realises the true intent of GoliathÆs unwanted incursions into fiction, but she canÆt fight all these battles at the same timeùor can she?