The Osgood Casebook: The Nurseryland Mysteries - Herschel Cozine

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


Nathaniel P. Osgood III is a private investigator in Nurseyland. Well, ok, he’s the only PI in Nurseyland, but even the crazy nursery rhyme and fairy tale people need a PI occasionally. This anthology contains eight cases from his casebook.


If I could rate this “to infinity and beyond” I would. That’s how much I love it. Out of the eight stories, I’ve read four of them already, but I read them again. Because that’s how much I love them. If you’re looking for a fairy tale (or nursery rhyme) retelling that is humorous and fun as well as creative then look no further. This is the one stop shop you want. Eight of them in one book. Eight! Grab your copy today and I bet my sweet bippy you’ll finish it with a smile on your face.


To Herschel Cozine: Please, Sir, may I have another? And another? And another?



A Sheep’s Tale ~ Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep. Or has she?


The Birds ~ You’d think this was about animal cruelty. Who bakes four and twenty blackbirds into a pie? The guilty party, that’s who.


The Porridge Incident ~ Falsely accused Goldilocks hires Osgood to find the real culprit.


Who’s There? ~ How does Osgood solve the case of the man who wasn’t there?


The Humpty Dumpty Tragedy ~ Not satisfied with the findings of all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, Osgood goes snooping on his own time.


Mystery at Pumpkin House ~ Is Peter a wife beater?


The Cock Robin Conspiracy ~ Cock Robin, a rock star? Who knew?!


The Shady Snow White ~ As it turns out, Snow White is not so white as snow, the larcenous wench.