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The comforts of a muddy saturday Isabel Dalhousie Series, Book 5

by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 5 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fictions most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of lifes questions, large and small.In the delectable fifth installment of the bestselling adventures of Isabel Dalhousie, our cherished inquisitive heroine returns to investigate a medical mystery.A doctor's career has been ruined by allegations of medical fraud and Isabel cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Besides, Isabel's insatiable interest is piqued and she finds herself asking questions. Would a respected doctor make such a grave mistake? If not, what explains the death of the patient? Clearly, an...
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Booklist Review: "This fifth installment in McCall Smith's engaging series finds fortysomething Edinburgh moral philosopher Isabel Dalhousie investigating a doctor accused of scientific fraud. Did Marcus Moncrieff manipulate the data for a drug developed by the same company that funded his research? Isabel soon discovers that numbers are but part of the equation. It turns out that Dr. Moncrieff's nephew, who is also his assistant, might have had good reason to exact revenge on his uncle. (At issue is the inheritance of a large farm on Scotland's Black Isle.) Meanwhile, Isabel's much younger boyfriend, Jamie, continues to dote on Isabel and their infant son, Charlie. (Alas, Jamie's extraordinary good looks have Isabel forever worrying that he will lose interest in her.) There are other moral dilemmas, too. Isabel suspects that Eddie, the vulnerable young man who works at Isabel's niece's deli, lied about the reason he needs to borrow money. And Grace, Isabel's very assertive housekeeper, has been telling local residents that adorable Charlie is her own. McCall Smith, who also pens the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street novels, has rendered a wise and very human heroine who grows more endearing with each entry.--Block, Allison Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In narrating the fifth installment of this series, Davina Porter has so become the voice of the charmingly ethical Isabel Dalhousie that it is hard to imagine anyone else ever taking her place. The new novel gives Porter an opportunity to fill out Isabel's character; despite her best intentions, Isabel's voice occasionally rises with indignation or jealousy that is at odds with her belief system. A slightly venomous tone seeps into Isabel's voice as she contemplates an opportunity to humiliate her nemesis, Professor Dove. Toward the end of the novel, Porter performs a small tour de force in a ricocheting argument between Isabel and her niece. The two ping-pong their views without the slightest hesitation or slip on Porter's part. Porter's skillful performance will make listeners eager for the next installment. A Pantheon hardcover (Reviews, July 28). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Series Isabel Dalhousie.
Features Isabel Dalhousie, a curious philosopher and female amateur detective in Edinburgh
#1 - The Sunday philosophy club
#2 - Friends, lovers, chocolate
#3 - The Right attitude to rain
#4 - The Careful use of compliments
#5 - The Comforts of a muddy Saturday
#6 - The Lost art of gratitude
#7 - The Charming quirks of others
#8 - The Forgotten affairs of youth
#9 - The Uncommon appeal of clouds
#10 - The Novel habits of happiness
#11 - A Distant view of everything
#12 - The Quiet side of passion
Subjects Dalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character) Fiction
Women philosophers Fiction
Fraud Fiction
Edinburgh (Scotland) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2008
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780307377760
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