The Gingerbreadman - psychopath, sadist, genius, and killer - is on the loose, but it isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been demoted to Missing Persons. It looks like a boring assignment until a chance encounter leads them to a hunt for missing journalist Henrietta "Goldy" Hatchett, reporter for 'The Daily Mole'. Last to see her alive? The three bears, comfortably living a life of solitude in Andersen's Wood. But all is not what it seems . . . Jack Spratt and Mary Mary take on their most dangerous case so far, as a murderous cookie stalks the streets of Reading.