The Eyre Affair is by Jasper Fforde. The first novel in the Thursday Next series. Set in a very different Britain circa 1985, Thursday Next is a LiteraTech, a literary detective, whose job is to stop literary crimes. When someone begins to kidnap characters from the pages of Britain's greatest literary works Thursday must track down the villain to prevent an act of literary homicide. If you love classic literature and mysteries this is the series for you. Full of literary humor and surreal historical revisionism this is a delightful beginning to a promising series.
Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence).