The Bad Book Affair by Ian Sansom
A Mobile Library Mystery (Mobile Library Mysteries)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

“[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 around Ireland in 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.”

 

About Ian Sansom

See more books from this Author
Ian Sansom is a regular contributor to The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He lives in Northern Ireland.
 
Published January 8, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 370 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Bad Book Affair

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Ted, his Malaprop-spouting bookmobile partner, chases Israel out of bed and back to work, where the unthinkable happens: Israel lets a 14-year-old girl borrow one of the Unshelved, books deemed too unseemly for young eyes.

Jan 19 2010 | Read Full Review of The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile...

BC Books

See more reviews from this publication

Like a naïve Candide, Israel wanders through his world bumping into all sorts of behavior worthy of censure and ridicule: from a doctor who has no interest in his patients to a fish and chips Bible quiz, from a hidden shelf of "bad" books to be kept out of sight of impressionable youth to a teena...

Jan 27 2010 | Read Full Review of The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile...

BC Books

See more reviews from this publication

There is Ted, Israel's co-worker at the library, who doesn't seem to have a last name, and who doses Israel with commonsensical prescriptions that more often than not make absolutely no sense.

Jan 27 2010 | Read Full Review of The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile...

Bestsellersworld

BOOK REVIEWS, BOOK GIVEAWAYS, AUTHOR SERVICES AND MANY OTHER INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT Being a vegetarian who is Jewish, English, and a mobile librarian, makes Israel Armstrong seem to be displaced while living in Northern Ireland on the coast of the most northern part in the small com...

Feb 14 2010 | Read Full Review of The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile...

Bookmarks Magazine

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Product Description “[<st1:...

Jan 24 2010 | Read Full Review of The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile...

Reader Rating for The Bad Book Affair
67%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 11 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×