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The Resource The Department of Sensitive Crimes, Alexander McCall Smith

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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Member of
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Detective Varg novel
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detectives
  • Crime
  • Malmö (Sweden)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Department of Sensitive Crimes, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22890736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781408711255
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Department of Sensitive Crimes, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22890736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781408711255
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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