Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

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Random House Large Print, 2005 - Fiction - 402 pages
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 theJournal 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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User Review  - porte01 - LibraryThing

I do so love Alexander McCall Smith. I had not tried this series, and am so glad I did. Another winner! Isabel is a wonderful character, the sort of serious, no nonsense, thoughtful person you can ... Read full review

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Engaging writing, well developed character, and an ending so infuriating I was shouting at the CD player. Davina Porter's narration was the only saving grace. Mr McCall Smith, you have got to re-work ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of more than 50 books, including the delightful 6-volume No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Born in what is now Zimbabwe, McCall Smith was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He now lives in Scotland.

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