The Sunday Philosophy Club

Author:

Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher:

Abacus

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Publisher

Abacus

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

9780349139418

ISBN-10 0349139415
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21 X 14.2 X 2.5
Weight (grms) 214

THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE MUCH-LOVED ISABEL DALHOUSIE 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 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.

The Sunday Philosophy Club is the first book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.
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