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Isabel Dalhousie is a new mother and a connoisseur of philosophy; she'd rather not be a sleuth. But when a chance conversation at a dinner party draws her into the case of a doctor whose career has been ruined, she cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Because for Isabel ethics are not theoretical at all, but an everyday matter of life and death.
As she attempts to unravel the truth behind Dr Thompson's disgrace, Isabel's patient intelligence is also required to deal with challenges in her own life. There is her baby son Charlie; Cat's deli to look after, not to mention her vulnerable assistant Eddie; and a mysterious and unlikeable composer who has latched on to Jamie, making Isabel fear for the future of her new family.
Isabel treads a difficult path between trust and gullibility, philanthropy and interference, while keeping in her sights the small but certain comforts of family, philosophy and a fine Saturday morning.

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"Endearing... Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh's complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman."
--"The New York Times Book Review
""Delightful... McCall Smith's talent for dialogue is matched only by his gift for characterization."
--"Chicago Tribune
""Full of his insightful but gentle examinations of human nature... Paints [a] rich portrait of Edinburgh."
"--Rocky Mountain News
""Alexander McCall Smith's writing is downright addictive."
"--The Grand Rapids Press"

"One of the most irresistible sleuths in modern fiction."
--"Tucson Citizen"
"Delightful.... McCall Smith's talent for dialog is matched only by his gift for characterization."
--"Chicago Tribune"
"Utterly charming.... Alexander McCall Smith often celebrates the best of humanity--its compassion, its intuition, its empathy."
--"The Capital Times "(Madison, Wisconsin)
"The exquisite writing and the kind charm of the characters are an oasis from 21st century life."
--"The Birmingham Post"
"Enchanting.... Delicious mental comfort food.... The 'intimate' city of Edinburgh is an appealing character in its own right."
--"Los Angeles Times"
"A witty, ruminative and wise examination of the things that comfort and sustain us."
--"The Times-Picayune"

[Isabel Dalhousie's] adventures are both delightfully entertaining and provocative. The Seattle Times "Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh's complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman." The New York Times Book Review Virtue and truth triumph. . . . If you enjoy discussing the big truths and thinking about thinking, you will enjoy The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday. The Providence Journal One of the most irresistible sleuths in modern fiction. Tucson Citizen Delightful.... McCall Smith's talent for dialog is matched only by his gift for characterization. Chicago Tribune Utterly charming.... Alexander McCall Smith often celebrates the best of humanity its compassion, its intuition, its empathy. The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) The exquisite writing and the kind charm of the characters are an oasis from 21st century life. The Birmingham Post Enchanting.... Delicious mental comfort food.... The 'intimate' city of Edinburgh is an appealing character in its own right. Los Angeles Times A witty, ruminative and wise examination of the things that comfort and sustain us. The Times-Picayune"

"[Isabel Dalhousie's] adventures are both delightfully entertaining and provocative."--The Seattle Times "Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh's complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman."--The New York Times Book Review"Virtue and truth triumph. . . . If you enjoy discussing the big truths and thinking about thinking, you will enjoy The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday."--The Providence Journal "One of the most irresistible sleuths in modern fiction."--Tucson Citizen"Delightful.... McCall Smith's talent for dialog is matched only by his gift for characterization."--Chicago Tribune"Utterly charming.... Alexander McCall Smith often celebrates the best of humanity--its compassion, its intuition, its empathy."--The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin)"The exquisite writing and the kind charm of the characters are an oasis from 21st century life."--The Birmingham Post"Enchanting.... Delicious mental comfort food.... The 'intimate' city of Edinburgh is an appealing character in its own right."--Los Angeles Times"A witty, ruminative and wise examination of the things that comfort and sustain us."--The Times-Picayune

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