Sunday Philosophy Club

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

The Sunday Philosophy Club Publisher's Summary

Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics, addressing such questions as "Truth telling in sexual relationships", and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh.

Behind the city's Georgian facades, its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty, and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall. He was pushed.

The Sunday Philosophy Club marks new territory, but familiar moral ground, from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. With Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander Mccall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem, and the mysteries of life.

©2004 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Sunday Philosophy Club

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Phyllis Logan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics, addressing such questions as "Truth telling in sexual relationships", and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city's Georgian facades, its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty, and murderous intent.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not McCall Smith's best

    • By Needles on 04-02-12

    Regular price: $10.84

  • Book 2

    • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Phyllis Logan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this second novel in the Sunday Philosophy Club, Isabel Dalhousie's niece, Cat (she of the unsuitable boyfriends) is invited to a wedding in Italy. This means that Isabel is left in charge of Cat's delicatessen: a task to which the redoutable moral philosopher proves more than equal. She is intrigued by the customers, of course, given her irrepressible tendency to take an interest in the business of others, and one man in particular attracts her attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate made me smile

    • By Diane Challenor on 10-28-10

    Regular price: $11.56

  • Book 3

    • The Right Attitude to Rain

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Isabel's niece Cat is still worshipped by the young musician, Jamie, but Cat has a new and unsuitable love-interest. Meanwhile Isabel's Texan cousins have arrived in Edinburgh and are provoking a quite separate set of dilemmas. In between these events and complications, Edinburgh life continues, calmly sailed through by Isabel, her housekeeper, Grace, and, of course, that cautious resident of Isabel's garden, brother Fox. His alone is the uncomplicated existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The right attitude to rain

    • By Kim on 10-06-07

    Regular price: $11.56

  • Book 4

    • The Careful Use of Compliments

    • The Sunday Philosophy Club, Vol. 4
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    For philosophically minded Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, getting through life with a clear conscience requires careful thought. And with the arrival of baby Charlie, not to mention a passionate relationship with his father Jamie, 14 years her junior, Isabel enters deeper and rougher waters.

    Regular price: $11.93

  • Book 5

    • The Comfort of Saturdays

    • Sunday Philosophy Club, Book 5
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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 Isabel 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.

    Regular price: $11.93

  • Book 6

    • The Lost Art of Gratitude

    • Sunday Philosophy Club, Book 6
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and amateur solver of other people's problems, meets an old foe, Minty Auchterlonie, at a birthday party attended by their young children. Ambitious Minty, now the head of a small investment bank, is in trouble with her shareholders. Isabel becomes involved, and is drawn into a murky world of financial concealment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Giggle on the Way to Work

    • By Neryl on 07-04-12

    Regular price: $11.56

  • Book 7

    • The Charming Quirks of Others

    • Sunday Philosophy Club, Book 7
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man, is approached by a friend at a local boarding school that is planning to appoint a new headmaster; an anonymous letter has arrived suggesting that one of the shortlisted candidates has a compromising past. But which one is it? Isabel is once again drawn into an investigation, and finds herself exploring dilemmas of human weakness and forgiveness.

    Regular price: $11.56

  • Book 8

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    • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth

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