Introducing the new series from the international bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books the Sunday Philosophy Club series is set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and stars Isabel Dalhousie, editor of "The Review of Applied Ethics" and part-time detective. Isabel enjoys wading through the mysteries of life, everything from the ...
Introducing the new series from the international bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books the Sunday Philosophy Club series is set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and stars Isabel Dalhousie, editor of "The Review of Applied Ethics" and part-time detective. Isabel enjoys wading through the mysteries of life, everything from the morning s crossword to higher philosophical dilemmas, often with the advice of her ethically upright housekeeper, Grace. In this first novel of the series, Isabel witnesses a young man plunge to his death from the upper balcony of the Edinburgh Concert Hall. When Isabel discovers that the young victim had uncovered illicit activities at the brokerage house where he worked, the hunt for answers, and the killer, is on. This new series is a delightful look at a reasonable and logical woman who keeps getting involved in mysteries despite all reason and logic. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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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.
Aug 7, 2008
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.
Dec 10, 2007
Too much philosophy
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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