Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics - addressing such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationships' - & 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 & murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concertl didn't fall. He was pushed. The Sunday Philosophy Club marks new territory - but familiar moral ground - from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander Mccall Smith introduces a new & pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - & 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. Visit the author's website can be found at www mccallsmith.com
The Sunday Philosophy Club is the first of a series of novels with Isabel Dalhousie. Probably this is not the best series from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (which I enjoyed a lot!) but it's nice. I think I'll go on with the other
I red this book as soon as i got home from a holiday in Edimburgh so my judjement is a bit influenced by the melancholy I felt; I missed the city a lot so the well written description of the streets, the monuments and the unique Edimburgh's mood was
..." perhaps a bit overvalued. I liked it!Continua...Nascondi