Something Missing

Something Missing

eBook - 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 business. Of course, he only takes items that will go unnoticed by the homeowners. Even though he has never 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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780767932189
0767932188

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Martin is the most considerate thief you’ll ever meet. He only steals things that you’ll never miss and only after careful observation. But his whole life takes a turn over an incident with a toothbrush and now Martin is breaking into people’s homes to improve their lives.

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 h... Read More »


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beachcat2
Oct 27, 2012

I really enjoyed this different book - quite intriguing!

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AJ_in_CoMo
Mar 21, 2011

I thought the book's pace was terribly slow at first and my interest level was low, but as more characters were introduced and the pace quickened, the detailed information of the first half was shown to be useful. The book won me over and I am impressed by the author's purposeful and meticulous detail and organization.

debwalker Dec 13, 2010

"In this fun, clever mystery, the "bad guy" is actually a good guy. An endearing thief with a conscience (and obsessive-compulsive disorder), Martin Railsback steals only items that will go unnoticed and even plays guardian angel to the homeowners he burglarizes."
Top 10 Books of 2010: Shannon McKenna Schmidt

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