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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels, delivers the fourth tale from his charming Isabel Dalhousie series, featuring the highly ethical and plucky protagonist. She's now a mother, but has an uncertain relationship with her son's father. She must also deal with academic politics and, of course, a mystery: did a Scottish painter drown, commit suicide or fall victim to a murder plot?
©2007 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2007 Recorded Books LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Witty, ruminative, and wise." ( The Times-Picayune) "Completely absorbing...will captivate and enthrall." ( Detroit Free Press) "Enchanting...Delicious mental comfort food...The 'intimate' city of Edinburgh is an appealing character is its own right." ( Los Angeles Times)
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By Joanne on 07-15-08

Another McCall Smith hit

I am hooked on Alexander McCall Smith books and enjoy Isabel's saga alot. Although books are regularly added to the series, the next addition never seems soon enough. I am left "waiting" to find out what happens next. Always the sign of a good series I think. If you enjoy a light easy listen why not join the group of folks waiting to see what Isabel will uncover next.

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By Angie on 03-27-08

I love Alexander McCall Smith

I just love his books. I love his characters and how he can make books where nothing much really happens so engaging and interesting. In this selection of the Sunday Philosophy Club, Isabel Dallhausie (sp?) runs into some minor intregue involving some paintings from a Scottish painter. There is more about Her relationship with Jamie and her ever present conflict with her Niece Cat (who is pretty petulant in this story and made me want to smack her.) Davina Porter, the narrator is a pleasure to listen to as always.

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