Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied ...Show synopsisAmateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - which addresses such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationships' - and 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 and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert in the Usher Hall didn't fall. He was pushed. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander McCall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - and 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.Hide synopsis
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Pantheon Books) – Hardcover (2004)
Alexander McCall Smith
Hardcover, Pantheon Books 2004
ISBN: 0375422986 ISBN-13: 9780375422980
Filled with endearingly thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere as dense and savory as oatmeal, "The Sunday Philosophy Club" is irresistible, and Isabel Dalhousie is the most delightful literary sleuth since Precious Ramotswe.Filled with endearingly thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere as dense and savory as oatmeal, "The Sunday Philosophy Club" is irresistible, and Isabel Dalhousie is the most delightful literary sleuth since Precious Ramotswe.Hide
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Plot is the redeeming feature of this book. The central character did not appeal to me except in her persistence to uncover the truth. Not a book I would keep to read again. Perhaps the author's other stories are better crafted, since he seems to have quite a following in our book club.
This is one of three in a series......characters are personable, well-identified and no "yucky" language spoken. Plots are fun and simple but well planned out. a fun read with some lingering attachments to the characters.
Having read and enjoyed the No 1 Ladies Detective series, I tried Isabel's Sunday Philosophy Club and found myself distracted from the story lines by too much rhetoric and moralizing. I may try one more book in the series, but this one was a little bit of a disappointment .
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