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              The Talented Mr Varg: A Detective Varg novel

              The Talented Mr Varg: A Detective Varg novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander

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

              ISBN 9781408712757
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Detective Varg
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              The Talented Mr Varg: A Detective Varg novel

              The Talented Mr Varg: A Detective Varg novel (Hardback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander

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

              ISBN 9781408712764
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Talented Mr Varg

              The Talented Mr Varg (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Read by Reichlin, Saul

              • RRP: $44.99
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases is always prepared to dive into an investigation, no matter how complex. So when the girlfriend of an infamous author who insists her bad-boy beau is being blackmailed approaches Ulf ...Varg, the department's lead detective, Ulf is determined to help. It's rather difficult to determine what skeletons hide in the hard-living lothario's closet, though. And while Swedes are notoriously tolerant ... well, there are limits. Even for the Swedish. The case requires Ulf's total concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his ongoing attraction to his co-worker, Anna, whose own fears about her husband's fidelity are causing a strain on her marriage. When Ulf is also tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem more canis familiaris than canis lupus, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed.
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              ISBN 9780655671190
              Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes
               

              The Department of Sensitive Crimes (Audio disc / Other, Simultaneous Release)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Read by Reichlin, Saul

              • RRP: $44.99
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a Sandinavian Blanc novel. Scandinavian Blanc is different from Scandinavian Noir: there is nothing noir about the world of Ulf Varg, a detective in the Sensitive Crimes Department in the Swedish city of Malmo. Ulf is concerned with very odd,... but not too threatening crimes - injuries to the back of the knee caused by an unknown hand, young women who allow their desperation for a boyfriend to get the better of them, and peculiar goings-on in a spa on Sweden's south coast. Of course, Ulf is a Swedish detective, and Swedish detectives, by convention, lead lives beset with problems of one sort or another. For a start, there is his name: Ulf derives from the Old Norse word for wolf and Varg means wolf in modern Swedish. But his character is far from vulpine: Ulf is a sympathetic, well-educated, and likeable man, with a knowledge of and interest in Nordic art. He has a dog called Marten, the only dog in Sweden who is capable of lip-reading (but only in Swedish). Martin becomes depressed and needs treatment. Dogs in Sweden are, apparently, particularly prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder. But this is summer - and there must be something else going on. Ulf has a number of colleagues into whose lives we gain an insight. There is Anna, married to an anaesthetist, but very fond of Ulf; there is Erik, whose sole interest is fishing; Carl, whose father has written a book on the Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard; and there is poor Blomquist, from the uniformed branch, who goes on and on about health issues but who seems to have extraordinary luck in investigations. There is also Ulf's psychotherapist, Dr Svensson, whose observations on Ulf's life - and many other topics - enlightens - or possibly confuses.
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              ISBN 9781489495266
              Published NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Talented Mr Varg
               

              The Talented Mr Varg (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Read by Reichlin, Saul

              • RRP: $44.99
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases is always prepared to dive into an investigation, no matter how complex. So when the girlfriend of an infamous author who insists her bad-boy beau is being blackmailed approaches Ulf ...Varg, the department's lead detective, Ulf is determined to help. It's rather difficult to determine what skeletons hide in the hard-living lothario's closet, though. And while Swedes are notoriously tolerant ... well, there are limits. Even for the Swedish. The case requires Ulf's total concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his ongoing attraction to his co-worker, Anna, whose own fears about her husband's fidelity are causing a strain on her marriage. When Ulf is also tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem more canis familiaris than canis lupus, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed.
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              ISBN 9780655671183
              Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel

              The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel (Paperback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo introduced us to 'Scandi noir'. Now, welcome to Alexander McCall Smith's world of Scandi blanc . . .

              ISBN 9780349143330
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel
               

              The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel (Hardback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander

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

              ISBN 9781408711262
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Detective Varg
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              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes
               

              The Department of Sensitive Crimes (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Read by Reichlin, Saul

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a Sandinavian Blanc novel. Scandinavian Blanc is different from Scandinavian Noir: there is nothing noir about the world of Ulf Varg, a detective in the Sensitive Crimes Department in the Swedish city of Malmo. Ulf is concerned with very odd,... but not too threatening crimes - injuries to the back of the knee caused by an unknown hand, young women who allow their desperation for a boyfriend to get the better of them, and peculiar goings-on in a spa on Sweden's south coast. Of course, Ulf is a Swedish detective, and Swedish detectives, by convention, lead lives beset with problems of one sort or another. For a start, there is his name: Ulf derives from the Old Norse word for wolf and Varg means wolf in modern Swedish. But his character is far from vulpine: Ulf is a sympathetic, well-educated, and likeable man, with a knowledge of and interest in Nordic art. He has a dog called Marten, the only dog in Sweden who is capable of lip-reading (but only in Swedish). Martin becomes depressed and needs treatment. Dogs in Sweden are, apparently, particularly prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder. But this is summer - and there must be something else going on. Ulf has a number of colleagues into whose lives we gain an insight. There is Anna, married to an anaesthetist, but very fond of Ulf; there is Erik, whose sole interest is fishing; Carl, whose father has written a book on the Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard; and there is poor Blomquist, from the uniformed branch, who goes on and on about health issues but who seems to have extraordinary luck in investigations. There is also Ulf's psychotherapist, Dr Svensson, whose observations on Ulf's life - and many other topics - enlightens - or possibly confuses.
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              ISBN 9781489495259
              Published NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel

              The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $27.29
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              Mister Varg is a Sandinavian Blanc novel. Scandinavian Blanc is different from Scandinavian Noir: there is nothing noir about the world of Ulf Varg, a detective in the Sensitive Crimes Department in the Swedish city of Malmo. Ulf is concerned with very odd, but not too threatenin...g crimes - injuries to the back of the knee caused by an unknown hand, young women who allow their desperation for a boyfriend to get the better of them, and peculiar goings-on in a spa on Sweden's south coast. Of course, Ulf is a Swedish detective, and Swedish detectives, by convention, lead lives beset with problems of one sort or another. For a start, there is his name: Ulf derives from the Old Norse word for wolf and Varg means wolf in modern Swedish. But his character is far from vulpine: Ulf is a sympathetic, well-educated, and likeable man, with a knowledge of and interest in Nordic art. He has a dog called Marten, the only dog in Sweden who is capable of lip-reading (but only in Swedish). Martin becomes depressed and needs treatment. Dogs in Sweden are, apparently, particularly prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder. But this is summer - and there must be something else going on. Ulf has a number of colleagues into whose lives we gain an insight. There is Anna, married to an anaesthetist, but very fond of Ulf; there is Erik, whose sole interest is fishing; Carl, whose father has written a book on the Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard; and there is poor Blomquist, from the uniformed branch, who goes on and on about health issues but who seems to have extraordinary luck in investigations. There is also Ulf's psychotherapist, Dr Svensson, whose observations on Ulf's life - and many other topics - enlightens - or possibly confuses. Mister Varg introduces us to the world of this typically Scandinavian character and his friends and colleagues. Further adventures are planned.
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              ISBN 9781408711255
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Series Detective Varg
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              The Talented Mr. Varg: A Detective Varg Novel (2)
               

              The Talented Mr. Varg: A Detective Varg Novel (2) (Hardback)

              By Smith, Alexander McCall

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $52.99
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              In the second installment in the best-selling Detective Varg Novels, Ulf and his team investigate a notorious lothario--a wolf of a man whose bad reputation may, much to his chagrin, be all bark and no bite. The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obsc...ure and irrelevant cases, led by Ulf Varg, their best detective, is always prepared to take on an investigation, no matter how complex. So when Ulf is approached by the girlfriend of Trig Oloffson, who claims her beau (the infamous bad boy of Swedish letters) is being blackmailed, Ulf is determined to help. It turns out that this wild bear of a man may be more of a teddy. And while Swedes are notoriously tolerant, finding out that their beloved rough and tumble ink slinger is more likely to use a pen than a sword . . . well, there are limits. Even for the Swedish. The case requires all of Ulf's concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his brother's questionable politics and meteoric rise within the Moderate Extremist Party and by his own constant attraction to his married co-worker Anna. When Ulf is then tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem decidedly domestic, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed.
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              ISBN 9781524748968
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Pantheon Books
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              Series Detective Varg
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