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  • Author:
    Alexander Mccall Smith
  • ISBN:
    034911868X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0349118680
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  • Publisher:
    Anchor / Random House (2005)
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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    4.8
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The Sunday Philosophy Club is the first of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. It was first published in 2004.

The Sunday Philosophy Club is the first of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher in her early forties and lives alone in a large aging house in the south of Edinburgh.

The first book in the Isabel Dalhousie, Sunday Philosophy Club series. Meet Isabel Dalhousie, a female sleuth tackling the mysteries of life among the cobblestones of Edinburgh. Isabel Dalhousie is an unusual combination of philosopher and amateur detective. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels will delight in this new series, featuring as its heroine the tart-tongued, tartan-clad problem-solver Isabel Dalhousie. The book club will love it. Life.

Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander McCall Smith. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency often helps people find things they have lost. 44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 5. The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy-just ask his mother. In addition to being the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel is now a mother.

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 1 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 1 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.

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With The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the best-selling and beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, begins a wonderful new series starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie. Isabel is fond of problems, and sometimes she becomes interested in problems that are, quite frankly, none of her business. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control).

Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - which addresses such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationships' - and she also 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 in the Usher Hall 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.

inetserfer
I've read and thoroughly enjoyed all of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective books. This book is just as great a pleasure as that series. Isabel Dalhousie is a complex, thoughtful and very human character whose development and further adventures should prove very interesting.

The most wonderful aspect of all is that Alexander McCall Smith is able to imbue a world so different from that of Mma. Romatswe with the same abundance of warmth, humanity, wisdom and wit as he does hers. He makes Scotland just as vivid as Botswana, and conveys the same great affection for the place and its people. The writing of Mr. McCall Smith is uplifting in its eloquence and grace, and for me that is a gift to be treasured.
Uriel
I consumed this book as a tourist does, who has visited the locale and enjoys revisiting a beloved spot. But the premise for the protagonist to pursue a suspicious accident begins and ends weakly. I also could not overcome my awareness that a man was [inaccurately] imagining the inner life of a woman. There was also the potental danger of openly pursuing a potential murderer, ignored until clumsily and inconclusively handled toward the end of the novel. And, as other reviewers pointed out, there was no contact with the police beyond Isabel's naive interview, which could have greatly enhanced the story. However, I enjoyed it enough to want to read more of the series and see if the author becomes a little more skilled in the art of mystery writing.
Virn
Isabel Dalhousie is a good character. Nevertheless, after reading 7 books of the series, I realized something about her was rankling me. She's a philosopher and constantly making decisions using her set of supposedly objectively moral beliefs, but the more I read of her various dilemmas and inquests, the more I realize that, far from making most decisions on ethical/moral bases, she just does what she wants! She can talk herself into a philosophical position for following her emotions almost every time she confronts a dilemma. For example, in The Charming Quirks of Others, Isabel cannot stop herself from meddling even in her fiancé's sticky situation with another woman. Reasonably, her fiancé should correct his own behavior towards the other woman, but Isabel convinces herself and him to let her confront her rival. Clearly the problem is with her fiancé, not with the other woman. Isabel is frequently if not nearly always mistaken in her judgments of other people and their problems. Yet she meddles endlessly! I do find the books charming: Isabel is a philosopher with little common sense--it's a mistake to take her as seriously as I did for the first few books of the series.
Anayajurus
I liked this book, but did not love it only because it moved a bit too slow for me. The main character, Isabel Dalhousie, has a background in Philosophy, which makes for some interesting observations. The story starts with the death of a man who has fallen from the balcony at a theater. Isabel witnesses the fall right in front of her eyes and becomes curious as to what caused it. Something tells her it wasn't a suicide nor an accident. Thus begins her expertise as an amateur sleuth-er. As the first in the series, a cast of characters are introduced to us that we can assume will be a part of future stories in this series. The problem is that I'm not sure I want to move forward. The pace and character development were "ho-hum" for me and there wasn't much action. Her philosophical observations were the best part and actually made me think about things (e.g. Is littering a moral issue?). I may read the next one to see if McCall Smith turns it up a notch, but there are so many great series out there I will likely wait a while before digging into the next one.
interactive man
I loved the Isabel Dalhousie series even more than the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. As soon as I finished book 10, I started again on book one and went straight through the whole series. I love these characters and the Edinburgh setting. I love the philosophy and art content, and I can't wait for the next book!
Gorisar
I love McCall-Smith, I find his books soothing and wise and feminine yet balanced (this probably comes from their being written by a man!). I always get involved in his characters' lives, care bout them and can't wait to read more about them. Plots are not the point; human interaction and thoughts are, and they are presented with such a light hand, and such an obvious love for life and people and places that I always feel better after spending time with these books. Do not buy the Dalhousie or the Precious Ramotswe series (which I also love) if you want a proper detective story, but do buy them and enjoy them all, possibly in chronological order, if you want to be reconciled with life. Sounds like a lot to ask from books, but read them and you will see what I mean!
Mall
Isabel is an odd choice for a detective - because she isn’t, really. She’s the editor of a philosophy journal, but her intellectual curiosity and rigor propel her into investigating a suspicious death. The appeal of this novel is watching the mystery unfold, in the uniquely sober-yet-odd milieu of present-day Edinburgh. I liked it, and will be looking for the next volume.