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The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith (Paperback, 2020)

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The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel by Alexander McCall Smith

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo introduced us to 'Scandi noir'. Now, welcome to Alexander McCall Smith's world of Scandi blanc . . .

Ulf Varg works in Malmo's Department of Sensitive Crimes. Like all Scandinavian detectives he has his issues. In his case these include his unresolved feelings for his colleague, Anna; his impatience over the seeming incompetence of his irritating colleague Blomquist; and his concerns for the health of his hearing-impaired dog, Marten, the only dog in Sweden (and possibly all Scandinavia) who is able to lip-read (in Swedish).

Along with his colleagues, Ulf is called upon to investigate a bizarre attack on a market trader, the disappearance of a handsome man who may or may not exist, and the affairs of a variety of young female students whose relationships with one another leave a great deal to be desired.

Ulf and his team come to realise that the world is a puzzling place, lycanthropy (were-wolfism) exists and fish might have something to teach us. There is so much to learn if you are a Swedish detective, and in the first book in this new quasi-Scandinavian series, Ulf Varg embarks on these lessons with spirit and good humour.

 

 Paperback | 240 pages

 152 x 232 x 26mm | 300g

 10

 Little, Brown Book Group

 Little, Brown

 London, United Kingdom

 English

ISBN10: 0349143331

 9781408711255

 

Condition: Very Good

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks along the edges. No missing or damaged pages, very minimal creases but no tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.