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The Sunday Philosophy Club

The Sunday Philosophy Club

Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics – addressing such questions as ‘Truth telling in sexual relationships’ – & she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city’s Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty & murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concertl didn’t fall. He was pushed. The Sunday Philosophy Club marks new territory – but familiar moral ground – from the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander Mccall Smith introduces a new & pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem – & the mysteries of life. As her hero WH Auden maintained, classic detective fiction stems from a desire for an uncorrupted Eden which the detective, as an agent of God, can return to us. But then Isabel, being a philosopher, has a thing or two to say about God as well.

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 16th September 2004

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781405503006

Reviews

Vintage McCall Smith, written with a characteristic twinkle in his eye and the graceful clarity of an aesthetically attuned lawyer.
The HERALD
Sets up Isabel Dalhousie as Edinburgh's latest, and most engaging investigator.
The HERALD
The No. 2 Lady Detective... anyone who loves Precious cannot fail to be charmed
MAIL on Sunday
Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable
Sunday TIMES
Vintage McCall Smith, written with a characteristic twinkle in his eye and the graceful clarity of an aesthetically attuned lawyer
Glasgow Herald
The No. 2 Lady Detective . . . anyone who loves Precious cannot fail to be charmed.
Mail on Sunday
Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable
Sunday Times
The suspense last till the end; and McCall Smith has the gift of evoking an entire social atmosphere in very few and simple words
Sunday Telegraph
Brimming with Discreet charm
Mail on Sunday
Like [Barbara] Pym, McCall Smith believes that the small stuff in life matters
Scotsman