SOMETHING MISSING: The large print version

The large print version of SOMETHING MISSING was just released last month, in case you’re interested in owning every version of the book.

It was chosen as a Thorndike Reviewer’s Choice book and had a nice write-up in the relatively unknown but still very appreciated Juneau Empire, even though the writer, Kathy Ward, manages to call the book charming, odd, funny and creepy all within a single paragraph.

Quite a list of superlatives. 

Here is her review:

"Something Missing," by Matthew Dicks.

Do you see only four rolls of toilet paper on the shelf instead of five? Think you had a package of spaghetti that now you can't find? Misplace a vase you haven't used since last Valentine's Day? Maybe you've been burgled by Martin Railsback. He's the twitchy, voyeuristic hero of this odd and charming story of a career criminal who analyses his target families exhaustively and only takes what he think his "clients" won't notice: a roll of toilet paper here, a can of diced tomatoes there, a pair of never-worn earrings... until one day he accidentally ruins a client's toothbrush and feels compelled to replace it. That's the turning point, when Martin's neurotic rules change to allow him to become a guardian angel of sorts. Funny and creepy, after reading this you'll be checking your refrigerator for missing salad dressing.