Mr. Dixon Disappears

Mr Dixon Disappears Mr Dixon a member of the Ulster Association of Magicians has gone missing along with one hundred thousand pounds in cash Israel Armstrong bighearted and overly inquisitive should stick to deliverin

  • Title: Mr. Dixon Disappears
  • Author: Ian Sansom
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  • Page: 278
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  • Mr Dixon a member of the Ulster Association of Magicians, has gone missing along with one hundred thousand pounds in cash Israel Armstrong, bighearted and overly inquisitive, should stick to delivering library books to out of the way readers and not get involved in the investigation But of course, he can t help himself which costs him his job and earns him a place of diMr Dixon a member of the Ulster Association of Magicians, has gone missing along with one hundred thousand pounds in cash Israel Armstrong, bighearted and overly inquisitive, should stick to delivering library books to out of the way readers and not get involved in the investigation But of course, he can t help himself which costs him his job and earns him a place of dishonor among the police s prime suspects Can Israel clear his name and get his van back Will the exhibition of old local photos he s been driving around County Antrim offer clues to Mr D s whereabouts And is a romance in the offing with winsome barmaid Rosie Hart All will be revealed

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    1. The second of Ian Sansom's "Mobile Library" mysteries about the half-Jewish, half-Irish Israel Armstrong, the mobile librarian and fish completely out of water in the small Northern Irish town of Tumdrum. Like The Case of the Missing Books, this was a quick entertaining read, and I particularly enjoyed both Sansom's horrifying description of a bibliophile who feels that he may have erred in his lifelong devotion to books as quoted below."He had always believed that reading was good for you, that [...]


    2. I love love love this series, and I'm not even a mystery fan. The Mobile Library Mystery series is a spoof on sort of Agatha Christie novels. The narrator does little more than bumble around and fall in and out of trouble. Great, fun reads -- can't wait for the next one!I reviewed this book for the Philadelphia Inquirer.


    3. I was hoping for more from book 2 of the Mobile Library Mystery series.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 [...]


    4. Well, it's really more of the same from Ian Sansom with this second book in the Mobile Library series. And for that, I love him! This book goes a bit deeper than the last, brings a few more of Israel's (and the rest of Tumdrum's) complications, flaws, and redeeming qualities to light. And despite the fact that Israel is still decidedly not Irish yet, you see the flavor of Tumdrum seeping into him a bit more each day, as though by osmosis. But Samson holds true to what worked so well in the first [...]


    5. Is there just one detective who can not beat up multiple thugs, who does not go it alone while leaving a trail of broken hearts? Yes, there is Israel Armstrong, a reluctant participant in almost anything, an affable guy, a nice person, not deliberately offensivea librarian. In this second of a series we find Israel treated abominably, accused of crimes and often not even offered tea. Yet our hero struggles on, living life and solving mysteries in his way, a gentle, honest and bumbling way. I lik [...]



    6. This series of novels by Ian Sansone tell of Israel Armstrong, an agonizingly self-questioning, almost-30-year-old London man who moves to a remote village in Northern Ireland. Israel lives in a not-yet-converted chicken coop on a farm (a home he doesn't really like) and drives the book mobile (a job he doesn't really like) and spends most of his time feeling out of place and introspective (ie, self-centered) and vaguely depressed, like everyone his age apparently feels these days. Comments:Thes [...]


    7. This is the second in the Mobile Library Series and I'm official in love. Israel Armstrong is a 29 year old, bumbling, overweight, vegetarian, Jewish librarian who moved from London to a small town in Northern Ireland only to find out that the library has been closed and his job is to drive the bookmobile. While setting up a five panel exhibit in the Dixon and Pickering department store on the history of the store, the security guard comes to tell Israel that the store has been robbed and Mr. Di [...]


    8. I love reading the well crafted sentences of Ian Sansom. You may not become enamored with Israel Armstrong but you develop a healthy empathy for the big boob. Israel is in another pickle of a situation this time being a prime suspect for robbery, kidnapping and possible murder. Just when he was beginning to fit in somewhat now he thinks with nostalgia of Tumdrum ( its cold soaking rains are now seen as "refreshing", his shabby/barely habitable "home" in a former chicken coop suddenly signifies a [...]


    9. Second book in a (nominally) "mystery" series that is really more about a fish-out-of-water (re)building a life in a foreign place: vegetarian Irish/Jewish librarian from England conned into driving a bookmobile in northern Ireland. This second volume has a great cold open about library fines. It also gives some space for the local residents to develop as complex characters. I also appreciate the friendship developing between our librarian and Ted. (Plus a few interesting darker turns to close o [...]


    10. Odd, odd, odd. I thought this series sounded nice. A librarian who finds himself in precarious situations in Northern Ireland. However, the narrator is such an odd duck. Maybe I needed to start with the initial book to get the lay of the land and I may give it a shot because the plot is still appealing. I do really like the voices of the supporting characters and their tales which provide a juxtaposition to the main characters dullness. I just think the main character's voice is rather annoying. [...]


    11. The Mobile Library series is a very cute "detective" series. However, if you're looking for bloodshed, you won't find it here. It is a very British series. I don't know if you get this in many American books. The "fish out of water". Our detective is a librarian, who runs the Mobile Library in a small town in Northern Ireland. His name is Israel and he's a vegetarian, a Jew (not observant), and from London! And here's he thrown in an exceptionally non-diverse Irish town (village) to run the Mobi [...]


    12. The continued adventures of mobile librarian Israel Armstrong, pretentious intellectual and all-around wet rag. Armstrong has managed to develop a bit of spunk since his first adventure (The Case of the Missing Books), but he still finds himself the hapless victim of circumstances beyond his control. Once again, this is a book that will probably appeal to those who love a good cozy, but - again - don't expect a bunch of dead bodies. The ending was a little ho-hum, but like the first one, most of [...]


    13. Freddo di chiamataE' un modo di dire che non so quanti di voi conoscono. Sta ad indicare qualcuno che, nonostante venga sollecitato, non risponde al richiamo, non mostra reazioni. Il libro si legge scorrevolmente, la scrittura è tipicamente "british" con qualche ripetizione tipo "tic nervoso" un pò sfiancante. Non è terribile, ma non lascia il segno. A parte alcune interessanti riflessioni del protagonista, la situazione paradossale che si crea nella storia ha dei rimandi kafkiani, ma molto m [...]


    14. Anche questo secondo episodio è divertente, ma sicuramente non come il primo, e anche la trama è a tratti un po' prevedibile. Rimane comunque un libro godibile per chi ha voglia di leggere una storia che faccia anche sorridere.



    15. I read the first book in this series a couple of years ago, and though it was amusing enough, I didn't go out of my way to find any others. When I came across this one, I thought well I'd give it a try. It was an enjoyable read. 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 [...]


    16. I gave this author another chance by reading this his second book in this series. I wish I had not. The plot was poor and lost any credibility when the main character of this series was arrested for the robbery and kidnap of a family store owner. There was no real evidence or reason for the police to do so, other than to show the unrealistic prejudice between the police and a recently arrived inept English/ Jewish librarian. All the characters were made to look stupid and the book was full of on [...]


    17. 2007 bookcrossing: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 [...]


    18. I wasn't all that crazy about the first book in this series, The Case of the Missing Books, but I liked the idea of the Mobile Library in a small village in Northern Ireland, so I gave the series a second chance and am glad I did. 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 [...]


    19. Well, this was silly, silly, silly, but just the sort of escapist fiction I needed this weekend. Israel Armstrong is a chubby, male, Jewish, vegetarian librarian from London, who drives the mobile library in a small town in the north of the north of Northern Ireland. His simple life takes a turn for the worse when Mr. Dixon, the owner of the local department store disappears and Israel is accused of kidnapping, or worse. Israel and local cab driver Ted (the Bear) Carson set out to prove Israel's [...]


    20. Inizia in sordina , poi si scatenaSecondo 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 [...]


    21. A couple of years ago I read the first book in the Mobile Library Mystery series, and I thought I remembered it as a light, typical popcorn mystery. Either I remembered it wrong or this second outing is a serious letdown. First of all, to call this a mystery is a stretch. I knew immediately what had happened, and there are very few "crime solving" scenes in this book, probably because the outcome was so obvious. I'm not sure what this book is aiming for - a character study, a collection of odd p [...]


    22. Funny British mystery novel. Good gimmick. The main character, who happens to solve the mysteries throughout this series (there are a few in 'The Mobile Library Mysteries') is a disgruntled English librarian who works on a mobile library in a small village in 'the north of the north of North Ireland'. He is a total jerk who is undeservedly snobby about his job, lodgings, and everything else to do with his current situation. But its funny in that he is a total ninny in his jerkiness, so he ends u [...]


    23. The first book in the series was a light and humerus book with a lot of love. This book, though, did not have anything of the things I loved in the first book. The story is way too obvious and the characters arent as lively as in the first book. I really loved the character "Armstong" in the first book but in this one I didnt really care about him or the story. 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 [...]


    24. A librarian as sleuth! I've been waiting for this. Add to this that it's set in Ireland and it was a sure hit for me.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 [...]


    25. Israel Armstrong is back. He is still driving the mobile library in the town of Tumdrum in Northern Ireland. He is asked to set us a display at the local department store to show the history of the area. When he arrives to set up, he finds that the store has been robbed of thousands of dollars and the manager, Mr. Dixon, has disappeared. Israel is arrested when the police find him looking into the empty safe. He is jailed, suspended from his job and evicted from his chicken coop bedsit. Israel a [...]


    26. This is the 2nd in the Mobile Library Mystery series. Israel has settled into his life as a Mobile Library driver and librarian in Northern Ireland. He's even made a couple of friends. But his friendships and new life are threatened when he's accused of kidnapping Mr. Dixon and stealing a week's worth of cash from the famous Dixon department store. Can he clear himself of suspicion before his girlfriend arrives? Will he be reinstated as the Mobile Librarian? Ted and other regulars are back to he [...]


    27. I do not typically pick up a novel while I am still reading another, however, there are several extenuating circumstances. I am a sucker for any novel that purports to be about books or reading (which one would assume "A Mobile Library Mystery" would be), this title was on request from another library and showed up sooner than I expected, and Great House definitely need some time off. It was showing hope by the requisite 100 pages, but at page 139, it is still not a "slam dunk". Mr. Dixon Disapp [...]


    28. I think this is a cozy mystery, but I'm a little fuzzy on the definition. Small town, low stakes (a kidnapping rather than the murder I usually read mysteries about) and a librarian as the sleuth. However, if this is an example of cozies, I think I'll stick with my murder mysteries from now on. There was nothing wrong with the book, I just didn't find it exciting. The reviews all say it's humorous, but I didn't find it to be that, either. I'm chalking that up to conflicting senses of humour. Oh [...]


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