The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
by Alexander McCall Smith
Genre: Mystery series
Review: I love this thoughtful series. Readers follow Isabel, a philosopher and amateur sleuth, on her ruminations and adventures as she helps others and negotiates domestic life with her husband Jamie, niece Cat, friend Eddie, baby Charlie, and her indomitable housekeeper. Once again, Edinburgh is a character in the story, as is the Scottish countryside. In this installment of the series, Isabel helps a friend of a friend search for a stolen painting with a deeper meaning.
Delightful Author Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/features/mccallsmith/main.php
If you live in Southern CA, this author is coming to Newport Beach Public Library for a as part of the Witte Lecture series: http://www.nbplfoundation.org/categories/2012wittelectureseries/2012_witte_lecture_series.html