Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

Available copies

  • 4 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Summary:

Detective Ulf Varg is a man of refined tastes and quite familiar with the art scene in Malmö. So when art historian Anders Kindgren visits the Department of Sensitive Crimes to report a series of bizarre acts that have been committed against him, Ulf and his team swing into action. Fish stuffed into the vents of Kindgren's car and a manipulated footnote in a recent publication would be cause enough for an investigation, but when a painting Kindgren had confidently appraised as genuine is later declared to be a fake, it's clear that someone is out to tarnish his reputation. Meanwhile, Ulf is also weathering personal issues, which quickly spiral out of control. When his lip-reading dog, Martin, engages in a contretemps with a squirrel that results in a grievous wound, Ulf must rush Martin to the veterinarian and weigh the merits of cosmetic surgery for animals. And later, when Martin's blood is found in the back of Ulf's classic Saab, Ulf finds himself the subject of a departmental investigation. In the end, Ulf will have to muster all his detective skills and bureaucratic cunning to restore Kindgren's reputation--as well as his own. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library MCCALL SMITH (Alexander) - Detective Varg BK 03 (Text) 37814003415222 FICTION - NEW MYSTERY Book System_Only_3months 07/28/2021 Available -
Christmas Valley Branch Library FIC McCALL SMITH Detective Varg 03 (Text) 37620000971434 New Adult Book Branch_Only_6months 09/16/2021 In process -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F McCall Smith, A (Text) 35178001825838 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/21/2021 Checked out 09/20/2021
Hood River County Library FIC MCCALL SMITH (Text) 33892100744375 Adult New Books Book None 07/29/2021 Available -
OTLD Boardman Library F MCC (Text) 37818000406316 Adult Fiction Book None 09/15/2021 Available -
Ontario Community Library MCCALL SMITH, Alexander (Text) 33330004598498 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 09/15/2021 Available -
Pendleton Public Library M MCCAL (Text) 37801000686186 Mystery Book None 08/25/2021 In process -
The Dalles Wasco County Library MCCAL (Text) 33892006672357 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 07/20/2021 Checked out 09/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593316108
  • ISBN: 059331610X
  • Physical Description: 238 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Little, Brown, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, a Hachette U.K. company, London, in 2021.
Summary, etc.:
Detective Ulf Varg is a man of refined tastes and quite familiar with the art scene in Malmö. So when art historian Anders Kindgren visits the Department of Sensitive Crimes to report a series of bizarre acts that have been committed against him, Ulf and his team swing into action. Fish stuffed into the vents of Kindgren's car and a manipulated footnote in a recent publication would be cause enough for an investigation, but when a painting Kindgren had confidently appraised as genuine is later declared to be a fake, it's clear that someone is out to tarnish his reputation. Meanwhile, Ulf is also weathering personal issues, which quickly spiral out of control. When his lip-reading dog, Martin, engages in a contretemps with a squirrel that results in a grievous wound, Ulf must rush Martin to the veterinarian and weigh the merits of cosmetic surgery for animals. And later, when Martin's blood is found in the back of Ulf's classic Saab, Ulf finds himself the subject of a departmental investigation. In the end, Ulf will have to muster all his detective skills and bureaucratic cunning to restore Kindgren's reputation--as well as his own. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Detectives > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Criminal investigation > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Additional Resources