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by McCall Smith, Alexander

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TitleThe Sunday philosophy club
Author / Responsible partyMcCall Smith, Alexander
GenreDetective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories, Crime stories.
TopicsDetective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories, Crime stories. Stockbrokers -- Crimes against. Housekeepers. Women editors. Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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 his character Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - and the mysteries of life. As her hero W. H. Auden maintained, classic detective fiction stems from a desire for an uncorrupted Eden which the detective, as an agent of God, can return to us. But then Isabel, being a philosopher, has a thing or two to say about God as well.

Additional Information

System control numberE14219
Original Print PublisherLondon : Abacus, 2005.
Narrator NameHilary Neville.
Participant or performer noteHilary Neville.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator