The book in one sentence: A quiet editor turns amateur sleuth when she sees a man fall to his death.
Who would you recommend it to: Readers who don’t mind a slow-moving plot, slower than Agatha Christie’s mysteries can be sometimes.
Best bits: The moral philosophy bits. I really enjoyed that.
Boring bits: The rather long-winded plot.
Only review quote:
“A treasure of a writer whose books deserve immediate devouring” – Marcel Berlins, Guardian
Verdict: It’s something to read if you like pondering on moral issues. If you’re looking for a good mystery, this is not really it. I do like the ending though.
Other book by Alexander McCall Smith I’ve read: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency