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The department of sensitive crimes, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
The department of sensitive crimes
Title
The department of sensitive crimes
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the beloved and bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a lighthearted comedic novel about a Swedish police department tasked with solving the most unusual, complicated, and, often, insignificant crimes. The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog's mental health. Then there are detectives Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her relationship with Varg professional even as she realizes she's developing feelings for him . . . or at least for his car, and Carl Holgersson, first to arrive in the morning and last to leave, who would never read his colleagues' personal correspondence--unless it could help solve a crime, of course. Finally, there's Erik Nykvist, who peppers conversations with anecdotes about fly fishing. Along with an opinionated local police officer named Blomquist, the Department of Sensitive Crimes takes on three extremely strange cases. First, the detectives investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed . . . in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element. Using his renowned wit and warmth, Alexander McCall Smith brings a unique perspective on Scandinavian crime. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a literary master
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Detective Varg novel
Series volume
1
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  • Police
  • Detectives
  • Murder
  • Supernatural
  • Malmo ̈(Sweden)
Target audience
adult
Label
The department of sensitive crimes, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
cap18904581
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780735277946
Label
The department of sensitive crimes, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Control code
cap18904581
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780735277946

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