Boasting more than one million copies in print, the Isabel Dalhousie series is right up there in popularity with McCall Smiths No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency titles. In this ninth entry, a Scottish landowner robbed of a Nicholas Poussin painting asks Isabels help in dealing with the thieves, who have approached him privately. With a reading group guide.

The newest addition--the ninth!--to Smith's ever-delightful Isabel Dalhousie series. Isabel is asked to help a wealthy Scottish landowner who has been robbed of a valuable painting.