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The discreet charm of the big bad wolf  Cover Image Book Book

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." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593700839
  • ISBN: 059370083X
  • Physical Description: 222 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2023]
Subject: Varg, Ulf (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Downsizing of organizations > Fiction.
Police > Sweden > Malmö > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Criminal investigation > Fiction.
Log cabins > Fiction.
Lost articles > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 28 of 42 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Washington Public.


  • 2 current holds with 42 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Washington Public Library F McCA (Text) 3151462029 New Books Display-Fiction Checked out 10/04/2023

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