The Case of the Missing Books
Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to Ireland by the promise of an exciting new career. Alas, the job that awaits him is not quite what he had in mind. Still, Israel is not one to dwell on disappointment, as he prepares to drive a mobile library around a small, damp Irish town. After... show more
Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to Ireland by the promise of an exciting new career. Alas, the job that awaits him is not quite what he had in mind. Still, Israel is not one to dwell on disappointment, as he prepares to drive a mobile library around a small, damp Irish town. After all, the scenery is lovely, the people are charming—but where are the books? The rolling library's 15,000 volumes have mysteriously gone missing, and it's up to Israel to discover who would steal them . . . and why. And perhaps, after that, he will tackle other bizarre and perplexing local mysteries—like, where does one go to find a proper cappuccino and a decent newspaper?
Publish date: January 2nd 2006
Publisher: HarperCoolins Publishers
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Mobile Library Mystery (#1)
As The Case of the Missing Books begins, Israel Armstrong has arrived in Northern Ireland to take up the position of librarian for the small town of Tumdrum, only to find that the library has been closed. Israel, who considers himself something of a sophisticate, is floored; after making an uncomfo...
Picked this up cause I had nothing to read while waiting for Meg Gardiner’s books to arrive. It’s a cute little book, I may even pick up the sequel. Sansom writes in a similar vein to Magnus Mills, who is a favourite of mine. However, Mills is far superior, try All Quiet on the Orient Express or ...
Amusing but not the best book I've read, if he had held back a little in the punishment meeted out to his hero, Israel, it would have been better. A Librarian goes to his post to find that the library is closed and he is supposed to take over the mobile library, however the books have disappeared. ...
Very easy read. Very amusing.
You can never go wrong with Israel Armstrong, the North London, Vegetarian, & Jewish Mobile Librarian of Northern Ireland.