The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Series #5)

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Series #5)

by Alexander McCall Smith
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The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Series #5) by Alexander McCall Smith

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 5

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 the delectable fifth installment of the bestselling adventures of Isabel Dalhousie, our cherished inquisitive heroine returns to investigate a medical mystery.

A doctor's career has been ruined by allegations of medical fraud and Isabel cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Besides, Isabel's insatiable interest is piqued and she finds herself asking questions. Would a respected doctor make such a grave mistake? If not, what explains the death of the patient? Clearly, an investigation is in order.

Meanwhile, there is her baby Charlie, who needs looking after; her niece Cat who needs someone to mind her deli; and a mysterious composer who has latched on to Jamie, making Isabel decidedly uncomfortable. Whatever the problem, whatever the case, we know we can count on Isabel's instincts to help her find the right solution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307387073
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Series: Isabel Dalhousie Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 214,948
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the huge international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.

Hometown:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1948

Place of Birth:

Zimbabwe

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The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Series #5) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read and loved all of Alexander McCall Smith's No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, I was fully prepared to be equally enthralled by the Isabel Dalhousie series. This book was the first of Smith's books I had read other than the aforesaid novels, and I was so disappointed. I found this book - well, boring, and as dull as any gloomy Edinburgh day can be. The good news is that I have been relieved of the need to read the rest of the series.
AuntyPatty More than 1 year ago
The main character (Ms. Isabel Dalhousie) in this series is a level headed woman who is ruled by her heart too, which is a attractive mix. She is not perfect, she gets angry with peers who try to take advantage of her professionally and has secret thoughts of revenge; she works but is family established rich but still mindful of the economics of others and has not forgotten about them. She has made past bad mistake with men and has been divorced, but not turned bitter. She cares enough about people to get involved in their problems when asked and is smart enough to figure things out. She still has a whimsical imagination when it comes to Mr. Fox in her garden. Oh, yeah and she is mature and in love with her younger lover and has his child....so she is "au current" too. Living a live with parts we women wish we could have pieces of at times, and probably do, if we open our hearts. I enjoy this series so much I look forward to each book that comes out. The philosophy too has stirred up in me my past interests too. And the characters have morals and manners of how to treat others, which is most refreshing. Please let Ms. Dalhousie live forever! Thank you for this series, Mr. McCall-Smith.
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I'm growing weary of Isabel's continuous worrying about whether or not she will be able to "keep" Jamie because he is younger than she is. On the one hand,Isabel is portrayed as independent, intelligent, a business owner, etc., yet she is deeply insecure about losing her younger lover? Give me a break. I'm also tired of Smith's consistent representation of men as unfaithful husbands. Where does he get this? As a wife, mother of sons, father's daughter and brothers' sister, I find this offensive. I have read several of Smith's Isabel books because I love the setting. I just do not think I can tolerate Smith's sexist writing any longer.
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X_in_SF More than 1 year ago
I really love this series - all the books are really well written and I love learning about Scotland and have grown really fond of the characters.
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crazy4hawaii More than 1 year ago
This book is in the same vein as the others of the series. Not dramatic or thrilling. Just good writing about fairly every day characters that you grow to care about. If you like the Mitford series by Jan Karon, you'll probably like these books too. I love Alexander McCall Smith because his characters are every day decent people, his writing is superb, and his observations of everyday life are right on!
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