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Skype Moonlight & Murder Book Club

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Program Type: Book Club
Age: Adult
Allowed Ages: 18 and older.
Registration for this event has closed.

Join the Moonlight & Murder Book Club for a Skype book discussion.  Please register in advance with your mobile phone number AND email address so we can add you to the Skype discussion group.  Participants may be able to obtain digital copies through Overdrive/Libby or purchase their own copies.  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 Malmo, 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.