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Meet Edinburgh's top amateur sleuth, Isabel Dalhousie. Her hobbies include: classical music, young men and suspicious death.Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher in her early forties and lives alone in a large aging house in the south of Edinburgh. Thanks to a large inheritance left to her by her late mother, she is able to work for a nominal fee as th…
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Book 1
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The Sunday Philosophy Club
Alexander McCall Smith - Jul 12, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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Filled with thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere as thick as a highland mist, The Sunday Philosophy Club is irresistible, and Isabel Dalhousie is the most delightful literary sleuth since Precious Ramotswe.With The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the best-selling and beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels...
Book 2
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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Alexander McCall Smith - Aug 29, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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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 transplan...
Book 3
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The Right Attitude to Rain
Alexander Mccall Smith - Sep 19, 2006
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 3 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 ...
Book 4
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The Careful Use of Compliments
Alexander McCall Smith - Aug 07, 2007
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 4Nothing 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 r...
Book 5
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The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
Alexander McCall Smith - Sep 23, 2008
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 5 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 ...
Book 6
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The Lost Art of Gratitude
Alexander McCall Smith - Sep 21, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 6Nothing 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 r...
Book 7
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The Charming Quirks of Others
Alexander McCall Smith - Nov 01, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 7Nothing 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 r...
Book 8
#8
The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth
Alexander Mccall Smith - Dec 06, 2011
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 8 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 ...
Book 9
#9
Love Over Scotland
44 Scotland Street Series (3) (The 44 Scotland Street)
Alexander Mccall Smith - Nov 06, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 3 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.  This just in from Edinburgh: the complicated lives of the denizens of 44 Scotland...
Book 10
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The Novel Habits of Happiness
Alexander Mccall Smith - Jul 21, 2015
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The ever-delightful, insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth returns to take on a case unlike any she's had before—this one with paranormal implications—in the tenth installment of this beloved author's consistently best-selling series.  From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivi...
Book 11
#11
A Distant View of Everything
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (11) (Isabel Dalhousie Series)
Alexander McCall Smith - Jul 18, 2017
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In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's ever-delightful and perennially best-selling series, amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help when a matchmaker begins to question her latest match.A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie—but Isabel's almost four-year-old so...
The Quiet Side of Passion by Alexander McCall Smith
The Geometry of Holding Hands by Alexander McCall Smith