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The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries
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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.

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In narrating the fifth installment of this series, Davina Porter has so become the voice of the charmingly ethical Isabel Dalhousie that it is hard to imagine anyone else ever taking her place. The new novel gives Porter an opportunity to fill out Isabel's character; despite her best intentions, Isabel's voice occasionally rises with indignation or jealousy that is at odds with her belief system. A slightly venomous tone seeps into Isabel's voice as she contemplates an opportunity to humiliate her nemesis, Professor Dove. Toward the end of the novel, Porter performs a small tour de force in a ricocheting argument between Isabel and her niece. The two ping-pong their views without the slightest hesitation or slip on Porter's part. Porter's skillful performance will make listeners eager for the next installment. A Pantheon hardcover (Reviews, July 28). (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Isabel Dalhousie steps in to help a doctor accused of scientific fraud regarding a new drug. With an eight-city tour. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"[Isabel Dalhousie's] adventures are both delightfully entertaining and provocative."--The Seattle Times "Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh's complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman."--The New York Times Book Review"Virtue and truth triumph. . . . If you enjoy discussing the big truths and thinking about thinking, you will enjoy The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday."--The Providence Journal "One of the most irresistible sleuths in modern fiction."--Tucson Citizen"Delightful.... McCall Smith's talent for dialog is matched only by his gift for characterization."--Chicago Tribune"Utterly charming.... Alexander McCall Smith often celebrates the best of humanity--its compassion, its intuition, its empathy."--The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin)"The exquisite writing and the kind charm of the characters are an oasis from 21st century life."--The Birmingham Post"Enchanting.... Delicious mental comfort food.... The 'intimate' city of Edinburgh is an appealing character in its own right."--Los Angeles Times"A witty, ruminative and wise examination of the things that comfort and sustain us."--The Times-Picayune

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