The Right Attitude to Rain

The Right Attitude to Rain

Book - 2006
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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.nbsp; 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.

When Mimi, Isabel's cousin from Dallas, arrives in Edinburgh with her husband, Joe, several confounding situations unfurl. First, Mimi and Joe introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce-a bigwig back home in Texas. The roving eye of Tom's young fiancée leads Isabel to believe that money may be at the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is at the root of Tom's interest in Isabel herself? Then there are the feelings that Isabel has for Jamie, which are certainly hard to ignore. And she mustn't forget about her niece, Cat, who's busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mama's boy.

Of course, Jamie counsels Isabel to stay out of it all, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake-when to tell the truth and when to keep one's mouth shut, to be precise-and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics . In any case, Isabel is certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again- especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.
Publisher: Pantheon, 2006
ISBN: 9780375423000
Branch Call Number: AF SMIT


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Nov 28, 2018

3rd book inthe series.
McCall Smith is such a smart writer: I like how he engages the characters is what I will call "good follow through" of actions, attitudes, time and place experiences.
This plot involves Isabel's house guests, cousing Mimi and husband Joe, all the way from Texas to Edinburgh. ...and...other mysterious Texans ...and Jamie's mysterious action ...and, yes, the lovely presence of Brother Fox, of garden fame.

Oct 31, 2015

This story is being TOLD to you, and it reminds you often that it is just being TOLD to you. Very hard to engage with the characters. Missing all the dialogue, color, and action of the No! Ladies Detective Lady series.

Sep 20, 2012

Isabel Dalhousie, a philosopher who believes it is her moral duty to solve conundrums, entertains family from Texas in this 3rd book in the series. Isabel's relationships with Jamie, Grace, and Cat become even more familiar and dear to the reader. Brother Fox makes another appearance! I love these tales from Edinburgh!

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