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The Right Attitude to Rain (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries)

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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 3

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 fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, large and small.

The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce – a bigwig at home in Texas – several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom’s young fiancée’s roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she can’t forget about her niece, Cat, who’s busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mama’s boy. Of course Grace and Isabel’s friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake – when to tell the truth and when to keep one’s mouth shut, to be precise – and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, she’s certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again – especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.

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The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce - a bigwig at home in Texas - several confounding situations unfurl at once. Toms young fiancées roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she cant forget about her niece, Cat, whos busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mamas boy. Of course Grace and Isabels friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake - when to tell the truth and when to keep ones mouth shut, to be precise - and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, shes certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again - especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com.

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ROSEMARY COPLAN, January 9, 2009 (view all comments by ROSEMARY COPLAN)
Isabel Dalhousie captures my interest and deep affection for her elegant, graceful understanding of herself and those around her. She thinks, and examines her thoughts, in a serious yet refreshing manner, making her humor a delightful surprise when it pops out.

I was delighted to meet Jamie (this is my first Dalhousie novel) and loved the resolution. Beautiful book, which leads me to the complete series for the complete story...McCall Smith writes another winner!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400077113
Author:
Smith, Alexander Mccall
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.66 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce - a bigwig at home in Texas - several confounding situations unfurl at once. Toms young fiancées roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she cant forget about her niece, Cat, whos busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mamas boy. Of course Grace and Isabels friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake - when to tell the truth and when to keep ones mouth shut, to be precise - and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, shes certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again - especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.
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