The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
England 1985, a time and a place where they take literature very seriously indeed. An England where fanatical bands of Baconites roam the countryside, where forging the works of Byron is a capital crime, and where it is possible to get lost in a good book, literally.
When fiendish master-criminal Acheron Hades (the Third Most Wanted criminal in the world) kidnaps Jane Eyre straight from the pages of the original Bronte manuscript it is up to literary detective Thursday Next to travel into Jane Eyre and stop what could be the most heinous literary crime of all time.
It’s a race against time for Thursday to stop Hade’s devilish plot before Jane is killed and one of the most treasured literary works of all time is changed forever!