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The Sunday Philosophy Club

Narrated by: Phyllis Logan
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2004.
Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, 2004.

Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics, addressing 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 didn't fall. He was pushed.

The Sunday Philosophy Club marks new territory, but familiar moral ground, from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. With Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander Mccall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem, and the mysteries of life.

©2004 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"Fans of Botswanese heroine Precious Ramotswe are sure to embrace McCall Smith's irrepressible new protagonist, who leads a cast of delightfully flawed characters." ( Booklist)
"The literary equivalent of herbal tea and a cozy fire....McCall Smith's Scotland [is] well worth future visits." ( The New York Times)

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  • 29-12-2019

Different

very different to Am Smith usual work. struggled at times to keep up. twist at end Different

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  • 06-04-2019

A moral tale

A gentle reminder that morality can and maybe should trounce legal definition. And what better setting than the great city of Edinburgh Well narrated with the gentle lily of Phyllis Logan setting the right tone.

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  • balzar
  • 10-07-2018

A creepy busybdy

So disappointed! All McCall Smith's other stories have such joy in them! This is the story of a middle-aged spinster , who seems to have no life - apart from the Sunday Philosophy Club, which the members are very reluctant to attend! On evening in the theatre she seems someone fall to their death and immediately feels she should investigate, being the last person to meet his eye. This involves getting together with her niece's former boyfriend, a weedy youth after whom our heroine seems to lust (at least she feels she could teach him how to make love properly...) and this lady. Things take their natural course; turns out, of course, it was an accident, but this person knows about and is able to absolve the guilty party! I only kept reading because I hoped someone would throttle this woman - but no such luck!