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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries)


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“Enchanting. . . . Delicious mental and comfort food. . . . The ‘intimate city of Edinburgh is an appealing character in its own right.” —Los Angeles Times

The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your groups conversation about Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, the second episode in the adventures of Isabel Dalhousie.

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Smith, Alexander Mccall
Anchor Books
McCall Smith, Alexander
Smith, Alexander McCall
Smith, Alexander McCall
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Mystery fiction
Edinburgh (scotland)
Mystery-A to Z
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An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
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8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 0.625 lb

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Product details 288 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400077106 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The second installment of McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series sports a charmingly meandering plot and winningly hyperverbal characters — no surprise to fans of Isabel Dalhousie's debut, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books, or any of McCall Smith's 50-plus titles. Once again, Edinburgh's Dalhousie, intrepid editor of a philosophy journal, finds herself analyzing other people's problems when asked to fill in for her niece Cat, at Cat's gourmet food shop-cum-delicatessen. At the shop, Isabel meets Ian, who is haunted by visions of a man he comes to believe must be the murdered donor of his transplanted heart. As McCall Smith lovingly takes Isabel sleuthing across Edinburgh, the donor's stepfather (a man Ian has never seen) turns out to look much like the man of Ian's nightmares. Meanwhile, Cat's romantic rejects find their way, via the shop, into Isabel's social set, including former major beau Jamie, a classical musician who, though 15 years younger, becomes Isabel's confidant. A delicious mix of the unlikely and the tried-and-true, this latest cozy from an undisputed master will make readers feel just that. 9-city author tour. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A completely absorbing, profound, funny, sad, and moving book that will captivate [and] enthrall."
"Review" by , "Witty, ruminative and wise."
"Review" by , "Isabel Dalhousie...who made such a smart impression in...The Sunday Philosophy Club, returns in Friends, Lovers, Chocolate to further advance the cause of brainy, inquisitive older women who just can't resist an intellectual puzzle."
"Review" by , "The denouement is pure magic. Beneath the slender mystery is a celebration of Isabel's fallible but resolutely ethical approach to life, charming and light but with a refreshingly unapologetic gravitas."
"Synopsis" by , The delightful second installment in McCall Smith's already hugely popular new detective series, "The Sunday Philosophy Club," stars the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie--editor of the "Journal of Applied Ethics"--and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

"Synopsis" by , In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smiths bestselling detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart.When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her delicatessen, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly haunted by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donors demise? Naturally, Isabels friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabels business. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabels housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems-both practical and philosophical-for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mystery.
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