The Bad Book Affair features the magnificently hapless Israel Armstrong -- the duffle-coat wearing, navel-gazing Jewish librarian who solves crimes, mysteries, and domestic problems whilst driving a mobile library around the north coast of Ireland. In The Bad Book Affair Israel finds himself on the verge of his thirtieth birthday and on the trail of a troubled missing teenager, the daughter of a local politician. Why has the young woman disappeared? Does it have something to do with Israel's lending her A Clockwork Orange and Lady Chatterly's Lover from the library's special 'Unshelved' category?
Will the young woman's father run Israel out of town?
How will Israel recover from his own break-up with his girlfriend, Gloria? And how exactly does a Jewish vegetarian celebrate his thirtieth birthday in Tumdrum?
With a bacon scone? And will Israel and his irascible companion Ted ever agree about anything?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 04/01/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780007255931