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The Thursday Next series (2001 - ?) by Jasper Fforde
So far, the novels in this series about a detective who works inside fiction, include: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, First Among Sequels, One of our Thursdays is Missing, The Woman Who Died a Lot, and Dark Reading Matter (TBA). Set in an alternate world, which Fforde created from a blend of SF, fantasy, horror, and romance, this series is "based upon the notion that what we read in
books is just a small part of a larger BookWorld that exists behind the