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Careful Use of Compliments, the (2007) [Novel]
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Series: Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries
Part: 4

Summary (From the publisher):

Isabel Dalhousie is back, in the latest installment of this enchanting, already beloved, best-selling series.

In addition to being the nosiest and most sympathetic 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 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.

Original title: The Careful Use of Compliments
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery

Edition #1: Careful Use of Compliments, the

Careful Use of Compliments, the (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Careful Use of Compliments, the (August 26, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 1400077125
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.0 x 0.8
Pages: 247

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