*Book source ~ Many thanks to Untreed Reads for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Nathaniel P. Osgood III is a private investigator. But not just any ol’ PI. He works in Nurseryland and takes on cases involving characters from nursery rhymes and fairy tales. When an agitated client hires him to find a man who isn’t there, Nathaniel is up against the hardest case he’s had to date.
Ever since I read Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime books, I’ve been a fan of nursery rhyme and fairy tale alternate stories. Or retellings. Or whatever they’re called. All I know is I enjoy them very much. I’ve never heard of the little man who wasn’t there, but it didn’t matter. This is a well-written short about a PI who has to find someone who isn’t there. How do you do that? No, really. I’m asking. How is that even possible? And how do all these people know this guy isn’t there if he-isn’t-there? Strange! But aren’t most nursery rhymes and fairy tales strange? Anyway, Nathaniel talks to many people in Nurseryland and finally figures out how to satisfy his client. Clever! If you like quirky fantasy/crime then I highly recommend this quick read. Quite enjoyable!