Thursday, January 29, 2009

The UK and Mysteries... Oh, My!

Disclaimer: I'm kind of doing this blog post so I remember that I want to read this book in the future (anyone who happens to also hearken the advice, in addition to my future self, is welcome to indulge).

If there is anyone reading who happens to love the Sunday Philosophy Club series by Ian McCall Smith (or any other bookish book set in the UK) is very likely to enjoy this book, The Case of the Missing Books: A Mobile Library Mystery by Ian Sansom, which is the first in the Mobile Library Mystery series.

My Page-a-Day "Book Lover's" calendar (a wonderful Christmas gift from my sister) featured the first two books in this series as their pick for Tuesday, January 27, 2009, with this write-up: "British author Ian Sansom (The Impartial Recorder) gives us a hilarious mystery series set in northern Ireland and starring Israel Armstrong, a bumbling, lovable, vegetarian neggish of a librarian who takes a new job with a mobile library. Even while you're laughing out loud, you get a real sense of Ireland's present realities. Marvelous characters and situations. Booklist starred review."

I know all the middle school librarians reading this (and those lovely folks who love junior high media specialists) are probably chomping at the bit to get their hands on this series. Enjoy!

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