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The uncommon appeal of clouds / Alexander McCall Smith.

The uncommon appeal of clouds / Alexander McCall Smith.
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ISBN 9781408704158 (pbk.)
1408704153 (pbk.)
Author McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Title The uncommon appeal of clouds / Alexander McCall Smith.
Publisher/Date London : Little, Brown, 2012.
Pagination etc. 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Isabel Dalhousie
Contents note Cover subtitle: An Isabel Dalhousie novel.
Summary Note As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden. A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three.
Subject -- Fiction.
Art thefts -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, Scottish
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction.
Shelf Location F MACC
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