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The Sunday Philosophy Club
by Alexander McCall Smith


Overview - Introducing Isabel Dalhousie the heroine of the latest bestselling series from the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Isabel, the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics and an occasional detective, has been accused of getting involved in problems that are, quite frankly, none of her business.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Introducing Isabel Dalhousie the heroine of the latest bestselling series from the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Isabel, the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics and an occasional detective, has been accused of getting involved in problems that are, quite frankly, none of her business.
In this first installment, Isabel is attending a concert in the Usher Hall when she witnesses a man fall from the upper balcony. Isabel can’ t help wondering whether it was the result of mischance or mischief. Against the best advice of her no-nonsense housekeeper Grace, her bassoon playing friend Jamie, and even her romantically challenged neice Cat, she is morally bound to solve this case. Complete with wonderful Edinburgh atmosphere and characters straight out of a Robert Burns poem, The Sunday Philosophy Club is a delightful treat from one of our most beloved authors.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781400077090
  • ISBN-10: 1400077095
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: July 2005
  • Page Count: 247

Series: Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries (Paperback)

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The Sunday Philosophy Club

Fans of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels will welcome the appearance of The Sunday Philosophy Club, the first entry in a new mystery series from McCall Smith. The book marks the debut of female sleuth Isabel Dalhousie, a plucky and inquisitive philosopher-turned-detective who gets herself involved in (you guessed it) a murder. The sinister events unfold in Edinburgh, where, at a concert one evening, Isabel witnesses a tragedy: a young fund manager named Mark Fraser falls to his death from the balcony of the theater. Resolute Isabel soon decides to unravel the mystery—assuming that there is a mystery—surrounding his death. Ignoring the warnings of Grace, her housekeeper, and Cat, her niece, she plunges ahead, driven by what she feels is an ethical obligation. Indulging her philosophical side, Isabel begins analyzing the circumstances of Fraser's demise, aided by the handsome Jamie, Cat's ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, she oversees the publication of The Review of Applied Ethics and meddles good-naturedly in Cat's romantic life. With its Scottish setting and amiable characters, this appealing whodunit is sure to charm readers. Smith has scored again, delivering another literate suspense novel, full of wit and intelligence, that's hard to put down.

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