This book is indeed charming! Fans of the Isabel Dalhousie series, set in Edinburgh, will not be disappointed with this latest offering. Isabel, philosopher and editor of an ethics magazine, continues to ponder on life's moral questions and tries to assist people in predicament along the way. Her latest request for help involves investigating the origin of a note, warning of an undesirable incident that occurred in someone's past. Three men are in the frame to replace the outgoing headmaster of a private boys' school and Isabel has to look into their backgrounds to uncover a less than ethical candidate.
This is a very gentle read with delicious descriptions of Edinburgh, sprinkled with the odd real-life Edinburgh citizen and set in actual Edinburgh establishments. I always have a hankering to visit again after reading these novels and this one had the added bonus of leaving me quite content and serene.
|Alexander McCall Smith and Augustus Basil (me thinks)|