The Careful Use of Compliments

The Careful Use of Compliments

eBook - 2007
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In addition to being the nosiest and most sypathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel is now a mother. Charlies, 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 diminshes 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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375425271
0375425276
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 22 cm

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Silvermist
Dec 04, 2012

Fiction for thinkers is rare, especially in the murder mystery genre. This series is one of the more exciting finds I have made for some time. Thinking, especially about ethics, is fascinating and in these books we are invited into the complex, compassionate and educated mind of a philosophic woman. If you are philosophically-minded, you will be hooked on these books!

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abookandacuppa
Oct 28, 2012

Brew up a pot of tea and enjoy this return to Edinburgh! Lovely!

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