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Careful Use of Compliments

Alexander McCall Smith

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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 fourth installment of this enchanting, beloved series, Isabel Dalhousie, who is now a mother, returns to investigate an irresistible puzzle in the art world. Isabel Dalhousie—the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet—now has a son, Charlie, whose doting father Jamie has an intriguing idea to pose to Isabel: marriage. But Isabel wonders if Jamie is too young to be serious? And how would Cat respond? On top of these matters, the ambitious Professor Dove has seized Isabel's position as editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. However, nothing it seems can diminish Isabel's innate curiosity. And when she recognizes that two paintings attributed to a deceased artist have simultaneously appeared on the market, she can't help but think that they're forgeries. So Isabel begins an investigation and soon finds herself diverted from her musings about parenthood and onto a path of inquiry into the soul of an artist.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

8h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:44