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.
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by Alexander McCall Smith
"This fifth Isabel Dalhousie mystery continues to charm, and Davina Porter continues to develop the lovable heroine--equally sweet and tart, shrewd and loving, fallible and yet entirely reliable. This time around, the mystery doesn't even arise until a quarter of the way through. No matter. Listeners are entirely diverted by Isabel as she ponders the issues that cross her desk as editor of THE REVIEW OF APPLIED ETHICS, as well as those that cross her path through the varied cultural haunts of Edinburgh and those that cross the path of her brisk housekeeper, Grace, at home. Devotees will hear more news of Isabel's friends and family, each a delightful companion, expertly voiced. When the "mystery" is solved, we're surprised, but not overly. "I'm not much of sleuth," Isabel says--an admission that seems to endear her to us even more. J.L.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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