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The discreet charm of the big bad wolf / Älexander McCall Smith.

The Department of Sensitive Crimes is downsizing in light of a recent downturn of sensitive crime, and staff members are wondering who among them will be transferred elsewhere. As the bickering between colleagues intensifies, Ulf tries his best to stay above the fray. But when Anna, a longtime friend and coworker, appears to blame him for an old case that went sideways, it seems she may be putting her own job prospects above their friendship. In the midst of all this, Ulf embarks on an important inquiry: a man's cabin has mysteriously disappeared and Ulf is tasked with finding out what happened. How exactly does one steal a house? And, more to the point, how does one track down a stolen house? Meanwhile, a promising veterinary treatment for deafness in dogs has been announced, and Ulf's dog, Martin, might be the perfect patient. This latest novel is another masterful, farcical installment in the series that defines the genre that Alexander McCall Smith is singlehandedly championing: Scandi blanc.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593700839
  • ISBN: 059370083X
  • Physical Description: 222 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2023]
Subject: Varg, Ulf (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Sweden > Malmö > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Criminal investigation > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Gentle read
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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  • 8 of 13 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Arthur Hufnagel Public Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34260000550962 Adult Area New Available -
Collinsville Community Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34259000497893 Adult Area New Available -
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34001001445533 Adult Area New Available -
Dover Area Community Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34217000897520 Adult Area New Recently Returned -
Glatfelter Memorial Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34216000936122 Adult Area New Checked Out 10/06/2023
Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults MCC Mystery (Text) 34007002506702 Adult Area New Available -
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34002001613294 Adult Area New Checked Out 09/26/2023
Kreutz Creek Valley Library Adults MCC Fiction (Text) 34261000554327 Adult Area New Recently Returned -
Martin Library Adults MCC Mystery True Crime (Text) 33454005961339 Atrium Available -
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults MCC Mystery (Text) 34262000914040 Main Room New Checked Out 09/27/2023

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