Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
The star of this series is the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie —
editor of the Journal of Applied Ethics — and her no-nonsense
Cat, Isabel's niece asks her to look after
the delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy. A man comes in
with an interesting problem. He has received a heart transplant and is
now seeing visions of a man standing over his donor. Should Isabel get
involved? She does and gets involved in all sorts of moral and ethical
Also Ian her very good companion who happens to
suffer from unrequited love with Cat has found another woman and has
also received a very good job offer from London. Isabel finds herself
jealous of his new girlfriend and upset that he might move. What to do,
what to do?
Cat upon her return brings back a Lothario that
she thinks might be suitable for Isabel even though the Italian wants to
be better acquainted with Cat. Is this man to be trusted?
love this series as it asks those hard questions and does not give you
the answers but rather makes you think what your answer would be.
First Line: "The man in the brown Harris tweed overcoat - double-breasted with three small leather-covered buttons on the cuffs - made his way slowly along the street that led down the spine of Edinburgh."