The Case of the Missing Books
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- Ian Sansom
- Harper Paperbacks
We gave it an A-
In Ian Sansom’s The Case of the Missing Books, Israel Armstrong — vegetarian, Jewish, urban, supremely inept — gets a nightmare job: running a mobile library in rural Northern Ireland. He lives in a chicken coop, puzzles over village proverbs, hunts for stolen books, and makes a public spectacle out of buying himself a condom.
”You need to learn to graze where you’re tethered.”
The thin mystery plot frames a delightful fish-out-of-water comedy.