The Bad Book Affair

The Bad Book Affair

A Mobile Library Mystery

Book - 2010
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"[Israel's] fish-out-of-water dilemmas and encounters with kooky locals will resonate with Alexander McCall Smith fans." -- Publishers Weekly

Author Ian Sansom "clearly loves a good laugh" ( Washington Post ), as his delightful mystery series featuring rumpled, fish-out-of-water, Jewish vegetarian librarian Israel Armstrong indisputably proves. The Bad Book Affair is Israel's fourth hilarious adventure as he tools aroundIrelandin a rattletrap bookmobile trying to solve the mystery of a missing teenage girl while trying to keep his mess of a personal life in order. Sansom's Mobile Library Mystery series has made a big splash with critics on both sides of "the Pond." The New York Times Book Review loves their "formidable reserves of insight and humor," while the London Times calls Israel" one of the most original and exciting amateur sleuths around."

Publisher: New York : Harper Paperbacks, 2010
ISBN: 9780061452017
Branch Call Number: MYS Sans
Characteristics: 348p


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Nov 26, 2016

The fourth book in the Mobile Library series

Jan 08, 2012

I enjoyed the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Samsom and stumbled across Ian Sansom in the library wondering if it was the same author. In fact they are not, but it was a fun novel to discover. This is the latest book in the Mobile Library series, a series of mysteries that involve a Jewish vegetarian from London who operates a mobile library on the northernmost north coast of Northern Ireland. It was a light and humourous read, perfect for enjoying on the beach!

MissAnnie Sep 07, 2010

All Children's librarians should read Chapter 5 where the protagonist, Israel, a Bookmobile Librarian, attempts his weekly Storytime at a local school.

Apr 17, 2010


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