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The Talented Mr. Varg: A Detective Varg Novel (2) (Detective Varg Series) by [Alexander McCall Smith]
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The Talented Mr. Varg: A Detective Varg Novel (2) (Detective Varg Series) Kindle Edition

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"Cheerful or melancholy, irritated or resigned, Detective Varg gives the reader more dry wit, inspired whimsy and comic pleasure than any other Swedish investigator in the business."
—Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal
 
"McCall Smith’s deceptively sharp wit is ever-present. . . . There is much to enjoy in this book."
The Scotsman (UK)
 
"Alexander McCall Smith makes the irrelevant relevant. . . .[a] witty tongue-in-cheek examination of the routine."
The Charlotte Sun
 
"McCall Smith’s great gift is making you shelve your genre-honed expectations and accept his people and stories as they are."
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About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been bestsellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07V8BY6D5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor (April 28, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 28, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1151 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 241 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Subtle Fun
By Serena on July 20, 2020
How can you not enjoy a book that has the only deaf dog in Sweden who reads lips or a statement that goes something like this when speaking about an ex-wife: "She was a simple woman who had only two interests; Money and Cosmetics.".

Almost every page of this book generates a smile.

If you are looking for heart pounding detective stories this is not it. There are several Swedish authors you can read for murder and mayhem.

Alexander McCall Smith is an amazingly brilliant man. I admire his intellect, his work ethic, his sense of humor, his generosity, his curiosity. If you have a chance go to Wikipedia and read abut his life and accomplishments. It is hard to believe that one person can do so many things. I believe he is in his early 70's, but I wouldn't be surprised if he fits in another successful career in the next ten years.
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Pam D.
5.0 out of 5 stars gentle amusing read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2021
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Steven Chaplin
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Varg your Friend.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2020
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Stuart H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Books.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 25, 2020
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Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars The talented mr Varg
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 31, 2021
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anita robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem of a book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2021
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