The Comfort of Saturdays : An Isabel Dalhousie Novel, Paperback Book

The Comfort of Saturdays : An Isabel Dalhousie Novel Paperback

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Isabel Dalhousie is a new mother and a connoisseur of philosophy; she'd rather not be a sleuth.

But when a chance conversation at a dinner party draws her into the case of a doctor whose career has been ruined, she cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Because for Isabel ethics are not theoretical at all, but an everyday matter of life and death.

As she attempts to unravel the truth behind Dr Thompson's disgrace, Isabel's patient intelligence is also required to deal with challenges in her own life.

There is her baby son Charlie; Cat's deli to look after, not to mention her vulnerable assistant Eddie; and a mysterious and unlikeable composer who has latched on to Jamie, making Isabel fear for the future of her new family.

Isabel treads a difficult path between trust and gullibility, philanthropy and interference, while keeping in her sights the small but certain comforts of family, philosophy and a fine Saturday morning.


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9A non-taxing relaxing read. Not as much in it as others in the series. For interest I've borrowed the Collected Poems of W H Auden from the local library. (He wrote on an amazing number of subjects in a great number of styles.) Anyway in the story Isabelle goes to a lecture by Edward Mendelson on Auden's work. He later come to dinner at her place. A nice touch of reality in a novel.