Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics and hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall. He was pushed. With Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander Mccall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - and the mysteries of life.More
"Vintage McCall Smith, written with a characteristic twinkle in his eye and the graceful clarity of an aesthetically attuned lawyer." (The Herald)
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Not too light, not too heavy,easy listening.
Review of Ethics
Unfortunately I did not find this one of Mr McCall Smith's best works. The main character seemed pretentious and spent a lot of time questioning the ethical ramifications of others speech, actions and behaviours. While some time might have been spent on this more could have been done with the actual investigation and subsequent consequences.
While this book didn't grab me, I will treat this as an anomaly and still listen to the next one in the series before making that determination.
Ms Neville is a good reader but her performance did not generate any feelings towards any of the characters.
Most certainly this novel needs a follow up. McCall Smith has put a lot of effort into fleshing out the characters another novel might show them with some spunk.