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Moonlight & Murder Book Club

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Program Type: Book Club
Age: Adult

Join the Moonlight & Murder Book Club for mystery and suspense book discussions, socializing, food and drinks!  Meetings are every other month, alternating with the Romance on the Rocks Book Club, at the Black Pig.

Library copies of the books may be obtained at the second floor Help Desk or by using the EasiCat catalog, or participants may purchase their own copies. No registration is necessary. Food and drink purchases are at your discretion. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend should contact the library. Seven days are required for a sign language interpreter request. Mead discussion groups are free, funded by the Friends of the Library.
 

"The Department of Sensitive Crimes" by Alexander McCall Smith

In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malm�, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division.

These are their stories.

The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and why? Next: a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. But how on earth do you search for someone who doesn't exist? And in the final investigation: eerie secrets that are revealed under a full moon may not seem so supernatural in the light of day. No case is too unusual, too complicated, or too, well insignificant for this squad to solve.

The team: Ulf 'the Wolf" Varg, the top dog, thoughtful and diligent; Anna Bengsdotter, who's in love with Varg's car (and possibly Varg too); Carl Holgersson, who likes nothing more than filling out paperwork; and Erik Nykvist, who is deeply committed to fly fishing.

With the help of a rather verbose local police officer, this crack team gets to the bottom of cases other detectives can't or won't bother to handle. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a true master.