Amateur 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 issues as truth telling in sexual relationships, and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. In this first book in McCall Smith's new series ...
Amateur 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 issues as truth telling in sexual relationships, and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. In this first book in McCall Smith's new series Isbel investigates how a young man could have fallen to his death from the top balcony of the Usher Hall. She is aided by her beautiful niece Cat, Cat's ex boyfriend Hugo (whose own good looks Isabel is tantalised by), and her strict housekeeper Grace. Isabel is drawn into the heart of Edinburgh's well heeled, if somewhat shady, business community as she sets out to discover the truth.
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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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