* The third in THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB series, starring amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie
Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full- time. He lives in Edinburgh.
** 'Delightful ... McCall Smith is a writer who celebrates kindness, in short supply in the world today SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ** 'Isabel is an appealing character, always trying to work out the right thing to do, and McCall Smith presents her with a series of dilemmas. One is personal, the ethics of beginning an affair with a younger man who used to be her niece's boyfriend, and SUNDAY TIMES