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The Department of Sensitive Crimes
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New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First United States edition.
Physical Desc:
229 pages ; 25 cm.
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East Hampton Adult Mystery
MYS MCC
Description
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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Street Date:
1904.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781524748210

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, A. (2019). The Department of Sensitive Crimes. First United States edition. New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. 2019. The Department of Sensitive Crimes. New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-, The Department of Sensitive Crimes. New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Department of Sensitive Crimes. First United States edition. New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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