Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Book 2

Kobo ebook | May 21, 2010

byAlexander Mccall Smith

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The delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s already hugely popular new detective series, The Sunday Philosophy Club, starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie — editor of the Journal of Applied Ethics — and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

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? Grace, of course, thinks it is none of Isabel’s business. Add to the mix the lothario Cat brings home from the wedding in Italy, who, in accordance with all that Isabel knows about 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.


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The delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s already hugely popular new detective series, The Sunday Philosophy Club, starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie — editor of the Journal of Applied Ethics — and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.When Isabel’s niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while...

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on this writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 21, 2010Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Isabel Dalhousie # 2 The star of this series is the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie — editor of the Journal of Applied Ethics — and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace. Cat, Isabel's niece asks her to look after the delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy. A man comes in with an interesting problem. He has received a heart transplant and is now seeing visions of a man standing over his donor. Should Isabel get involved? She does and gets involved in all sorts of moral and ethical dilemmas. Also Ian her very good companion who happens to suffer from unrequited love with Cat has found another woman and has also received a very good job offer from London. Isabel finds herself jealous of his new girlfriend and upset that he might move. What to do, what to do? Cat upon her return brings back a Lothario that she thinks might be suitable for Isabel even though the Italian wants to be better acquainted with Cat. Is this man to be trusted? I love this series as it asks those hard questions and does not give you the answers but rather makes you think what your answer would be.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great series The man in the brown Harris tweed overcoat - double-breasted with three small leather-covered buttons on the cuffs - made his way slowly along the street that led down the spine of Edinburgh.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fun Another great story in the Dalhousie series. Since I started reading this set with the fourth one, it's actually really nice to go back and see how the characters and their relationships developed. Makes me wonder why I disliked the #1 Ladies Detective agency so much. Perhaps i will give it another shot?
Date published: 2010-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing The concept of "cell memory" is very intriguing and Alexander McCall Smith covers it so well via Isabel's curious mind. I just hope Isabel and Jamie become a couple...they are so well suited, who cares about their age difference! I started on this author with the "No 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series, and have continued on with this series as well as the 44 Scotland Street series. All are wonderful, and I can't wait for next instalments of each.
Date published: 2007-10-21