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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.

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  • 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.
Deaf dogs > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Gentle read
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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  • 37 of 57 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 1 current hold with 57 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F MCC (Text) 39640100667698 JUNM Fiction New Checked Out 12/26/2023

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