Synopses & Reviews
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's 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 donor's demise? Naturally, Isabel's friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel's business. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel's 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.
A new investigation for amateur sleuth, Isabel Dalhousie, the second in McCall Smith's new series, "The Sunday Philosophy Club." Isabel is sure of where she stands as an Edinburgh philosopher, but finds that real life can prove more challenging, as she is drawn into the intriguing case of a heart transplant patient plagued by memories he is convinced are not his own. 'McCall Smith writes with a delightful twinkle in his eye, but there is real rigour behind its superb construction' "Daily Telegraph".