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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Isabel Dalhousie Series, Book 2
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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 transplant and is suddenly haunted by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Naturally, Isabel's friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel's business. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel's housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems-both practical and philosophical-for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mystery
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Street Date:
09/21/2005
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English
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Alexander McCall Smith. (2005). Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Isabel Dalhousie Series, Book 2. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Alexander McCall Smith. 2005. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Isabel Dalhousie Series, Book 2. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Alexander McCall Smith, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Isabel Dalhousie Series, Book 2. Recorded Books, Inc, 2005.

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Alexander McCall Smith. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: Isabel Dalhousie Series, Book 2. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2005.

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        The second installment of McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series sports a charmingly meandering plot and winningly hyperverbal characters—no surprise to fans of Isabel Dalhousie's debut, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books, or any of McCall Smith's 50-plus titles. Once again, Edinburgh's Dalhousie, intrepid editor of a philosophy journal, finds herself analyzing other people's problems when asked to fill in for her niece Cat, at Cat's gourmet food shop-cum-delicatessen. At the shop, Isabel meets Ian, who is haunted by visions of a man he comes to believe must be the murdered donor of his transplanted heart. As McCall Smith lovingly takes Isabel sleuthing across Edinburgh, the donor's stepfather (a man Ian has never seen) turns out to look much like the man of Ian's nightmares. Meanwhile, Cat's romantic rejects find their way, via the shop, into Isabel's social set, including former major beau Jamie, a classical musician who, though 15 years younger, becomes Isabel's confidant. A delicious mix of the unlikely and the tried-and-true, this latest cozy from an undisputed master will make readers feel just that. 9-city author tour.

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        What one finds at 44 Scotland Street is a rooming house and a microcosm of Edinburgh society. Twenty-year-old Pat rents a room from handsome but vain Bruce for her second gap year. Precocious Bertie, pushed to excel by his overbearing mother, and crusty widow Domenica McDonald lease other spaces. There is also Matthew, the son of the owner of the art gallery where Pat finds employment as a receptionist. When a piece of art gets misappropriated, author Ian Rankin becomes involved in the sleuthing. This is Smith's best since the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, and librarians will want to be sure to start their collection with the first title. Performer Robert Ian Mackenzie aptly portrays these Scots.InFriends, Isabel Dalhousie, general editor of the philosophy periodicalJournal of Applied Ethics, returns in the second installment of the Sunday Philosophy Club series. When her niece Cat goes to a wedding in Italy, Isabel fills in for her at her delicatessen and meets a customer named Ian, who's banned from chocolate, among other things, since his heart transplant. Now Ian is having visions of an unfamiliar face he thinks might be meaningful to the original owner of his new heart. Recommended for collections with loyal Smith fans and only for patient, literate listeners, even with Davina Porter's competent rendering of the personalities.Sandy Glover, Camas P.L., WA

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