The Strange Case of Moderate Extremists — Book Review

About the book

Title : The Strange Case of Moderate Extremists

Author : Älexander McCall Smith

Publisher : Knopf Doubleday

Date published : 26 February, 2019


This book revolves around a case that is assigned to detective Ulf Varg involving his own brother and his right-wing political party Moderate Extremists. The case is to find the mole in the party who is leaking party secrets to the rivals. In addition, there is a cat-related sabotage case.

This book is short and quick to read, an ideal commute read. I read two McCall Smith’s books back-to-back ; this and The Department of Sensitive Crimes. I realised McCall Smith is so different from the crime authors that I need to get used to the quirkiness to be able to actually enjoy his books as much as his fans do.

The cases are so wacky that throughout the book I kept wondering, What is happening? Does anything make sense? These senseless stories were quite amusing; magic of the writing style I should say. It is completely opposite from what we generally read as detective/cop novels.

Though I found The Department of Sensitive Crimes better

Rating 3.5/5 🌟

P.S. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher

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