The Careful Use of Compliments

The Careful Use of Compliments

Book - 2007
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Isabel Dalhousie is back-and with a new little Dalhousie-in the fourth installment of this enchanting, already beloved, bestselling series. In addition to being the snoopingest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel Dalhousie is now also a mother. Her newborn son presents her with the myriad mysteries of a new life (and doting father Jamie presents her with the idea of another new life-as his wife), but that doesn't in any way diminish her curiosity about other mysteries. And when she attends an art auction, Isabel finds an irresistible puzzle at hand: a painting attributed to a now-deceased artist features a person whom the artist could have encountered only after he was said to have died. Is the painting a forgery? Is the artist actually alive? Either possibility is sufficient fodder for Isabel's inquisitiveness. So she begins an investigation . . . and soon finds herself diverging from her customary philosophical paths, onto a path that leads her into a world and a way of life that she could never have imagined.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2007
ISBN: 9780676976922
Branch Call Number: MYS MCC
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 04, 2012

Fiction for thinkers is rare, especially in the murder mystery genre. This series is one of the more exciting finds I have made for some time. Thinking, especially about ethics, is fascinating and in these books we are invited into the complex, compassionate and educated mind of a philosophic woman. If you are philosophically-minded, you will be hooked on these books!

Oct 28, 2012

Brew up a pot of tea and enjoy this return to Edinburgh! Lovely!

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