Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries)

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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 bestselling detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart.

When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her delicatessen, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly haunted by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor’s demise? Naturally, Isabel’s friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel’s business. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel’s housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems–both practical and philosophical–for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mystery.




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About Alexander McCall Smith

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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. www.alexandermccallsmith.com
 
Published September 20, 2005 by Anchor. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor & Entertainment, Crime. Fiction

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Gently starchy Edinburgh ethicist Isabel Dalhousie (The Sunday Philosophy Club, 2004) slips into another sedate but vexing mystery.

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The second installment of McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series sports a charmingly meandering plot and winningly hyperverbal characters—no surprise to fans of Isabel Dalhousie'

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There are as many plots in this genial, satisfying narrative as there are characters, and it’s a testament to Smith’s gifts as a storyteller that he’s able to bind the whole together with such a slender narrative thread.

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The second installment of McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series sports a charmingly meandering plot and winningly hyperverbal characters—no surprise to fans of Isabel Dalhousie's debut, The No.

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Book Reporter

Isabel Dalhousie loves nothing more than discovering why the people in her life, and often those who only cross her path, do what they do.

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Isabel Dalhousie loves nothing more than discovering why the people in her life, and often those who only cross her path, do what they do.

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Entertainment Weekly

In Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, his cozy new wisp of a novel, Alexander McCall Smith chronicles the ongoing adventures — if you can call them that — of Isabel Dalhousie, the Scottish moral philosopher he introduced in last year's The Sunday Philosophy Club.

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She's well-off, but lonely, reflecting as she makes her way home from a concert that "nothing awaited her at home but the solace of the familiar."McCall Smith is a lovely writer (the dead are described as being "like a cloud of love, against which weather we conduct our lives") and, although his ...

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She's well-off, but lonely, reflecting as she makes her way home from a concert that "nothing awaited her at home but the solace of the familiar."McCall Smith is a lovely writer (the dead are described as being "like a cloud of love, against which weather we conduct our lives") and, although his ...

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The latest Alexander McCall Smith mystery starring Isabel Dalhousie is out, so it seems like a good time to revisit a review written in 2005 for the second book in the charming series, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Alexander McCall Smith’s second installment in the Isabel Dalhousie mystery ser...

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