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The geometry of holding hands

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First United States editionView all editions and formats
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"One of the author's most beloved characters is back--and once again she will have to call upon her powers of deduction and her unflappable moral code to unravel a new philosophical mystery. In Edinburgh, rumors and gossip abound. But Isabel well knows that such things can't be taken at face value. Still, the latest whispers hint at mysterious goings-on, and who but Isabel can be trusted to get to the bottom of
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Isabel Dalhousie, (Fictitious character); Isabel Dalhousie, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 9781524748944 1524748943
OCLC Number: 1139640337
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Little, Brown, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, a Hachette UK company, London, in 2020"--Title page verso.
Color illustration: map on endpapers.
Description: 223 pages : color map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith.

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"One of the author's most beloved characters is back--and once again she will have to call upon her powers of deduction and her unflappable moral code to unravel a new philosophical mystery. In Edinburgh, rumors and gossip abound. But Isabel well knows that such things can't be taken at face value. Still, the latest whispers hint at mysterious goings-on, and who but Isabel can be trusted to get to the bottom of them? At the same time, she must deal with the demands of her two small children, her husband, and her rather tempestuous niece, Cat, whose latest romantic entanglement comes--to no one's surprise--with complications. Still, even with so much going on, Isabel, through the application of good sense, logic, and ethics, will, as ever, triumph"--

A wealthy Edinburgh resident reaches out to Isabel with an unusual request: he would like her to become the executor of his large Highland estate. Isabel demurs, but he presses on. Which of his three cousins should his estate go to: the bohemian artist, the savvy city property developer, or the quiet, unassuming bachelor? Meanwhile, Cat seems to have found her match in Leo. But Isabel suspects he is more interested in Cat's access to the family trust. -- adapted from jacket

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