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Who created it? McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
What's it called? The Department of Sensitive Crimes / Alexander McCall Smith.
Who published it? New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]
Edition info! First United States edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Fiction  McCall Smith, A  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 229 pages ; 25 cm.
Yea! More in this series! A Detective Varg Novel
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- Detective Varg novel ; 1.
Helpful notes! Series taken from jacket.
What's it about? 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.
Helpful subjects! Varg, Ulf, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Police -- Sweden -- Malmö -- Fiction.
Malmö (Sweden) -- Fiction.
FICTION / Humorous.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
It's a special thing! Detective and mystery fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726581
Humorous fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726649
Humorous fiction. (ME)213
Detective and mystery fiction. (ME)187
Mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Special numbers! 9781524748210 hardcover
1524748218 hardcover
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