Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 2
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.
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling new detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, gets caught up in an affair of the heart--this one a transplant.
When Isabel's niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly plagued with memories of events that never happened to him. The situation appeals to Isabel as a philosophical question: Is the heart truly the seat of the soul? And it piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Of course, Grace--Isabel's no-nonsense housekeeper--and Isabel's friend Jamie think it is none of Isabel's business. Meanwhile, Cat brings home an Italian lothario, who, in accordance with all that Isabel knows about Italian lotharios, shouldn't be trusted . . . but, goodness, he is charming.
That makes two mysteries of the heart to be solved--just the thing for Isabel Dalhousie.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780375422997
0375422994
Branch Call Number: M MCCALL S
Characteristics: 261 pages ; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

s
Silvermist
Dec 04, 2012

Another philosophical delight! Isabel thinks about everything, questioning constantly why we do or do not, whether we should or shouldn't; the classic references are an additional joy. This author is a thinker and the series will suit thinkers best, in my opinion.

a
abookandacuppa
Aug 28, 2012

This is the second installment in an intelligently written series which is full of wit and charm. It is wonderful to escape once again to the beautiful city of Edinburgh! Highly recommended!

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at LPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top