What really happened to humpty? Was it a fall? Or was he pushed? Joe Dumpty, private detective and brother of Humpty, investigates. This tough-talking detective story peopled with familiar fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters is a pun-filled romp in the vein of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. From Little Miss Muffet's tuffet to Chicken Little's cagey manner, and the Big Bad Wolf's long rap sheet, this case isn't quite what it seems in this scrambled story of nursery rhyme noir. Colorful pen and ink and watercolor illustrations complement the pun-filled text. Readers will want to read this hard-boiled mystery again and again.