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Matthew Dicks
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Language
eng
Summary
"The story of an obsessive-compulsive housebreaker whose every waking moment is jam-packed with finicky clockwork ritual—the kind of intense micro-planning that might have made even Napoleon back off...Matthew Dicks has created an unforgettable character that will have you torn between wanting to throttle him—or adopt him." —Alan Bradley, author of the New York Times bestselling Flavia de Luce novelsA career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes, Martin considers himself one of the best. After all, he's been able to steal from the same people for years on end—virtually undetected. Of course, this could also be because of his unique business model—taking only items that will go unnoticed by the homeowner. After all, who would notice a missing roll of toilet paper here, a half-used bottle of maple syrup there, or even a rarely used piece of china buried deep within a dusty cabinet? Even though he's never met these homeowners, spending hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and reading their journals, he feels like he knows them. So Martin decides to meddle more in their lives—playing the part of a rather odd guardian angel—even though it means breaking many of his neurotic rules. In this hilarious, suspenseful and often profound novel about a man used to planning every second of his life, Martin comes to realize that life is much better lived on the edge (at least some of the time)
Summary
A career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes, Martin considers himself one of the best in the business. Of course, he only takes items that will go unnoticed by the homeowners. Even though he hasnever met these homewoners, he's spent hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and reading their journals. He's developed a friendship of sorts with them, and accordingly he decides to intervene though it means breaking many of his twitchy, neurotic rules
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BT
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Dicks, Matthew
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
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OVERDRIVE:315c9528-18ab-49d4-9467-5c1929060020
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780767932189
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Something Missing
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:315c9528-18ab-49d4-9467-5c1929060020
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767932189
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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