For all of that, I will admit that these are not action packed books. The titles are poetic with a touch of humor. I had only Friends, Lovers and Chocolate and recently got The Sunday Philosophy club. I think the series improves as it progresses. Hope you enjoy it! The novels are character driven and as Isabel’s relationship with classical musician Jamie progresses, that becomes the main storyline. They are very introspective and pedestrian and I suppose some people might find them dull. The Isabel Dalhousie mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith. Related
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Resh Susan @ The Book Satchel February 8, 2017
I have plans to read Isabel Dalhousie series this year. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” line and deservedly so, he has a number of other series, one of which features Isabel Dalhousie, a middle-aged woman living in Edinburgh, Scotland. The author is obviously familiar with Edinburgh and inspires in the reader a wish to visit immediately in the way he describes the architecture of old and new buildings, the small town feel and the rich culture and history. As I recently finished the fifth book “The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday”(the U.S. She’s moderately wealthy, but is editor of a philosophy journal and collects art. There are family conflicts, difficult business decisions and human encounters, both positive and negative. The city is detailed in crisp verbal sketches that makes it inviting. Not as interesting as the others of his that I love–the Number One Ladies and 44 Scotland Street, but I’m sure in time I will enjoy all of them. How often does that happen? While the first book was definitely a traditional mystery, as the series continues, the mysteries are of a more ethical nature; secrets and potential scandals, which allow Isabel to apply principles of philosophy to unravel them and decide on a course of action. I hope I will enjoy the read
Jackie February 8, 2017
“The Sunday Philosophy Club” is the very first book of this series, so you’re ready to go. Her niece, Cat, owns a deli in the neighborhood and her cleaning lady/assistant, Grace, is opinionated and fond of going to seances. So if you’d like a slightly different kind of mystery, with likable and engaging characters, you might want to look into Isabel Dalhousie’s lovely life in Edinburgh. title is a bit different, for unknown reasons), I was thinking just how pleasant the book was, Isabel’s life is so fulfilling and so rich in relationships and everyday experiences. hopewellslibraryoflife February 9, 2017
I listened to the first one and ti was fine. Though the author is better known for his “No. It created warm fuzzy feelings in me, without a hint of sentimentality. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… But that is what I find appealing.