The Careful Use of Compliments
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- Alexander McCall Smith
- Mystery and Thriller
We gave it a B
Edinburgh sleuth —and philosophy journal editor — Isabel Dalhousie wonders why two brand-new paintings by a dead Scottish artist have suddenly come on the market in Alexander McCall Smith’s The Careful Use of Compliments.
Suicide by whirlpool, more or less, in the place where a fierce ocean current collides with an underwater mountain.
As always, Isabel’s relationships with her niece, Cat, and her lover, Jamie (with whom she’s just had a baby), outshine the actual mystery. B