To finish up my run of light reading, I read another book by Alexander McCall Smith: The Careful Use of Compliments. It is the second Isabel Dalhousie mystery I have read, and I found it just as delightful as the first. I love the character of Isabel, and the way in which the narrative centers around her curiosity and philosophical musings. The mystery does not present itself straight out blatantly at the beginning of the book; rather it grows out of Isabel’s curiosity about some two paintings by a deceased artist up for sale at the same time. As in the first Isabel Dalhousie novel I read, the philosophical musings did not seem out of place or trite; I found they fit into the flow perfectly and were actually about interesting questions.
I highly recommend the Isabel Dalhousie series and I look forward to reading more of them.