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Author McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

Title The careful use of compliments / Alexander McCall Smith
Edition First Anchor Books edition
Published New York : Anchor Books, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  820.914 M4788 A6/Ca  AVAILABLE
Description 247 pages ; 21 cm
Summary In addition to being the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel is now a mother. Charlie, her newborn son, presents her with a myriad wonders of a new life, and doting father Jamie presents her with an intriguing proposal: marriage. In the midst of all this, she receives a disturbing letter announcing that she has been ousted as editor of the Review of Applied Ethics by the ambitious Professor Dove. None of these things, however, in any way diminishes Isabel's curiosity. And when she attends an art auction, she finds an irresistible puzzle: two paintings attributed to a now-deceased artist appear on the market at the same time, and both of them exhibit some unusual characteristics. Are these paintings forgeries? This proves to be sufficient fodder for Isabel's inquisitiveness. So she begins an investigation... and soon finds herself diverging from her philosophical musings about fatherhood onto a path that leads her into the mysteries of the art world and the soul of an artist
Notes "An Isabel Dalhousie novel"--Jacket
Subject Women editors -- Fiction.
Art dealers -- Fiction.
Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
LC no. 2008276683
ISBN 9781400077120 paperback
1400077125 paperback