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Something Missing

Something Missing

(2009)
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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 biz. After all, he's been able to steal from the same people for years on end - virtually undetected. Of course, this could also be attributed to his unique business model - he takes only items that will go unnoticed by the homeowner. After all, who in their right mind would miss a 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, he's spent hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and reading their journals. In essence, Martin has developed a friendship of sorts with them and as such, he decides to interfere more in their lives - playing the part of a rather odd guardian angel - even though it means breaking many of his twitchy neurotic rules.

Along the way Martin not only improves the lives of others, but he also discovers love and finds that his own life is much better lived on the edge (at least some of the time) in this hilarious, suspenseful and often profound novel about a man used to planning every second of his life, suddenly forced to confront chaos and spontaneity.

 
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Used availability for Matthew Dicks's Something Missing


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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Something Missing (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Matthew Dicks
ISBN: 1-4104-2211-9 / 978-1-4104-2211-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Something Missing
Author(s): Matthew Dicks
ISBN: 1-61523-255-9 / 978-1-61523-255-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Something Missing: A Novel
Author(s): Matthew Dicks
ISBN: 0-7679-3088-6 / 978-0-7679-3088-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Something Missing
Author(s): Matthew Dicks
ISBN: 1-4407-2828-3 / 978-1-4407-2828-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Something Missing: A Novel
Author(s): Matthew Dicks
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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