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The Department of Sensitive Crimes

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In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmö, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division. These are their stories. The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and why? Next: a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. But how on earth do you search for someone who doesn't exist? And in the final investigation: eerie secrets that are revealed under a full moon may not seem so supernatural in the light of day. No case is too unusual, too complicated, or too, well insignificant for this squad to solve. The team: Ulf "the Wolf" Varg, the top dog, thoughtful and diligent; Anna Bengsdotter, who's in love with Varg's car (and possibly Varg too); Carl Holgersson, who likes nothing more than filling out paperwork; and Erik Nykvist, who is deeply committed to fly fishing. With the help of a rather verbose local police officer, this crack team gets to the bottom of cases other detectives can't or won't bother to handle. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a true master.
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Grouping Titledepartment of sensitive crimes
Grouping Authoralexander mccall smith
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-20 05:20:05AM
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seriesDetective Varg novel
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Detective Varg|
Detective and mystery fiction
Humorous fiction
Large type books
Malmö (Sweden) -- Fiction
Malm�o (Sweden) -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- Sweden -- Malmö -- Fiction
Police -- Sweden -- Malm�o -- Fiction
Varg, Ulf, -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_displayThe Department of Sensitive Crimes
title_fullThe Department of Sensitive Crimes
The Department of Sensitive Crimes / Alexander McCall Smith
title_shortThe Department of Sensitive Crimes
Humor (Fiction)
Large type books
Missing persons
Varg, Ulf