Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

By Alexander McCall Smith
(Pantheon Books, Hardcover, 9780375422997, 261pp.)

Publication Date: September 20, 2005

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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 2
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 ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questions, large and small.
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling new detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, gets caught up in an affair of the heart--this one a transplant.
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? Of course, Grace--Isabel's no-nonsense housekeeper--and Isabel's friend Jamie think it is none of Isabel's business. Meanwhile, Cat brings home an Italian lothario, who, in accordance with all that Isabel knows about Italian 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.



About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, beloved New York Times and international best sellers. A practicing professor of medical law and the author of over fifty books, ranging from children's fiction to folktales to The Criminal Law of Botswana, he lives in Edinburgh.


Praise For Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith and The Sunday Philosophy Club:
"Vive Isabel Dalhousie."
Edmonton Journal

"McCall Smith is prolific and he’s habit-forming. He’s the crystal meth of popular fiction."
The Globe and Mail

"Fans of Precious Ramotswe, the heroine of the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, won’t be disappointed by Isabel Dalhousie. . . . The Sunday Philosophy Club rewards with gentle humour and a mystery worth unraveling."
Calgary Herald

"Isabel is a force to be reckoned with. Miscreants, beware — Smith’s lady detectives are on the case."
USA Today

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