The Charming Quirks of Others
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The Charming Quirks of Others : An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

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As well as its advantages, there are drawbacks to the enlightened village that is twenty-first-century Edinburgh, where every Saturday night ears burn at dinner parties across the city, and anyone requiring the investigative abilities of a philosophical soul knows where to find her. Jillian McKinlay -- wife of a trustee of an illustrious school -- is the latest petitioner; she asks Isabel to look into a poison-pen letter that makes insinuations about applicants for the position of principal. Isabel's niece Cat has another new boyfriend who seems too good to be true. And when a pretty cellist with a tragic story takes a fancy to her husband-to-be, Isabel finds herself contemplating an act of heroic and alarming self-sacrifice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349123128
  • 9780349123127
  • 12,826

About Alexander McCall Smith

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-five languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.show more

Review quote

¿What a breath of fresh air Alexander McCall Smith brings to the detective story . . . The charm of the Isabel Dalhousie books is their human warmth. You like the heroine because she is real¿ Sunday Telegraphshow more