Mr. Dixon a member of the Ulster Association of Magicians, has gone missingalong 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 himselfwhich 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?
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"Readers will enjoy the snappy dialogue and wacky cast of characters, particularly the lovable and winsome Israel." - Publishers Weekly
"The plot is wispy, but the dialogue is certainly amusing. Readers who enjoy send-ups of crime novels, talk-radio hosts, city pomposities and rural eccentricities will queue up for the series." - Kirkus Reviews
"Sansom can still be awfully funny, but even readers who love a put-on may start longing for him to develop some plotting chops." - Booklist
"Mr. Dixon Disappears is not one of those mysteries one enjoys for the plot....rather, the great pleasure in this romp derives from Israel's glum-in-his-Guinness rueful world view." - Washington Post
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Ian Sansom is a regular contributor to The Guardian and The London Review of Books. He lives in Northern Ireland. In addition to the Mobile Library series he is the author of The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002), Ring Road (2004), The Case of the Missing Books (2006), Mr Dixon Disappears (2006), The Delegates' Choice (2007) (US Title - The Book Stops Here), Paper: An Elegy (2012) and The Norfolk Mystery (2013).
He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge where he was a fellow of Emmanuel College. He is a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick and teaches in its Writing Program.
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