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Isabel Dalhousie Series
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
9780307361899 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths Jul 02, 2013
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.6 in 288 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Vintage Canada

The ninth entry in the ever-delightful Isabel Dalhousie series

Isabel, Jamie and Charlie are off to Highland Perthshire to visit an old schoolfriend of Isabel's, who married into a family of wealthy newspaper owners. The weekend is a success apart from one thing: Charlie witnesses a fox being shot by the estate manager, and is very upset. A few weeks later, the Edinburgh press reports a major art theft from the friend's Highland estate, including a valuable Dutch masterwork that was going to pay the estate tax. In helping her friend and the team of lawyers to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of paying ransom for the painting's return, Isabel will face her first real criminals. The lawyers are distinctly suspect, and may be closely tied to the thieves--they may even be the thieves themselves. At the same time, she must confront the thorny issues of old friendships that have run their course and truth-telling in the provision of references.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana.

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith and the Isabel Dalhousie series:

"Alexander McCall Smith has become one of those commodities, like oil or chocolate or money, where the supply is never sufficient to the demand.... Isabel lives. A series is born." The Globe and Mail

"Isabel is everything you'd want in a philosopher, but she is also quirky and witty and made more human by the longing she still sometimes feels for a beautiful but bad love in her past." Booklist (starred review)

"You needn't be a series-long admirer of Isabel Dalhousie to be beguiled by this curious philosopher and casual sleuth.... A heroine worth following." Publishers Weekly

"A seriously charming mix of romance and revelation." Parade Magazine

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