The Comforts of A Muddy Saturday

The Comforts of A Muddy Saturday

eBook - 2008
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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.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Isabel Dalhousie comes to the aid of a renowned, much respected doctor whose reputation is at stake following the death of a patient because of allegations of scientific fraud in respect to a newly marketed drug.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780307377760
0307377768
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Comfort of Saturdays

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abookandacuppa
Aug 04, 2014

I actually finished this book on a Saturday, albeit, not muddy. It was a welcome return to the streets of Edinburgh, Isabel's family, and the antics of Brother Fox.

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rakicarol
Dec 03, 2011

Isabel is getting a bit tedious with her eternal security about her age and that of her younger partner. A plot is mainly framework for Isabel's philosophical musings which Smith seems to relish as I do. His books are reflective, quiet, kind descriptions of Edinburgh's 'intellectual' circle. Smith writes marvellous comfort books for the low-key crowd.

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pokano
Jul 04, 2011

I've been a big Isabel Dalhousie fan, but isn't it time for her to get over her "I'm the older woman" insecurities? This most recent in the series--in which Isabel confronts a doctor accused of misconduct-- seems more labored than in the past, unlike the Patience Ramotswe books, which seem as fresh as ever Isabel, it's time to get on with life!

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dougsl
Jul 23, 2010

Nothing special but I liked this story even though it was a little flat in it's plot. Just an average outing for Isabel Dalhousie, an average writing by Mr Smith.

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