Mr. Dixon Disappears (Mobile Library Mystery #2)
"He had always believed that reading was good for you, that...more
Israel is back, as incompetent as ever, and still living in a chicken coop on George's farm. This time he is being framed in the disappearance of local mogul, Mr. Dixon.
I think this book relied too heavily on the funky characters and Irish setting. There's not much interesting about the mystery. Is Israel being set up by the cops? Why? The evidence is so shaky, it's unbelievable, even for a spoof. The solution at the end that...more
I reviewed this book for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
All the characters were made to look stupid and the book was full of on...more
London-born Israel Armstrong is still in the small Northern Ireland town where he is the librarian, and responsible for the mobile library (bookmobiles, in the U.S.). When this book begins, Israel is looking forward to putting up his display of the history of Dixon's Dep...more
Israel Armstrong is the librarian - a young, Jewish vegetarian "stuck in the middle of nowhere in the north of the north of Northern Ireland" and driving a beat-up and much-repaired mobile library. Other than living in a chicken coop, his biggest problem is trying to g...more
Apparently the second in a book series of "heart-warming" mysteries, solved by librarian Israel Armstrong, who drives a mobile library in Northern Ireland.
This tale is about when Mr Dixon, who runs a big department store disappears, along with a lot of money. The police accuse Israel of being involved, so he's got to prove his innocence.
To be honest, I found this disappointing. I had realised that it wasn't a hardcore detective book, and it was going to be more on the eccentric...more
Secondo atto del Bibliobus di Tundrum. Devo dire la verità , all'inizio sono rimasto interdetto perchè le prime venti pagine mi avevano dato la sensazione che l'autore avesse scritto il libro per forza e non perchè ne avesse una reale volontà. Poi è esploso il pandemonio. Come spesso accade con Samson la trama è tutta da scoprire via via che la storia scorre inesorabile fra le pagine del libro. La struttura è la stessa del primo volume e quindi c'è poco da dire...more
There are some sentences that make you laugh but not enough of them and the story seems kind of lame. I dont know if this story is suppo...more
Israel Armstrong lives in a chicken coop and operates a run down mobile library in Northern Ireland. Generally his biggest problem is getting people to return their library books. But then while setting up a five panel display on the history of the Dixon and Pickering Department Store it is discovered that the store has been robbed and Mr. Dixon is missing. Of course Israel is acc...more
It's a light, goofy tale that can be read fairly quickly and I imagine I'll eventually wa...more
Mr Dixon disappears, questo il titolo originale del romanzo, �� davvero un bel libro. Dietro una patina di umorismo e di pseudo-giallo cela un'inattesa profondit�� di argomenti: dal significato dell'essere lettori a quello di essere ebrei, dalla condizione dell'Irlanda al contrasto tra citt�� e campagna, e tanto altro.
Sicuramente prender�� anche gli altri due libri della tril...more
The only library in town in a mobile library. The librarian Israel gets involved in a disappearance and has to solve the mystery to clear his name.
FYI: Very limited in bad language and no sexual situa...more