"The woolliest of Isabel's eight adventures (The Charming Quirks of Others, 2010, etc.) at times seems little more than a catalogue of its heroine's always principled errors and misjudgments. But it shows again, and handsomely, the most lovable feature of Edinburgh: 'Everything is…connected somehow.'"
Edinburgh philosopher Isabel Dalhousie's cases often register low on the crime meter, but this one—the search for a new acquaintance's father—is 100 percent felony-free.
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