The Isabel Dalhousie series (also known as the Sunday Philosophy Club Series) is a series of mystery novels by Scottish novelist Alexander McCall Smith. The series is more like a mystery series than Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Isabel Dalhouse has been described as a mix between Jane Austen‘s Emma and Carrie Bradshaw. The series is set in Edinburgh.

Isabel Dalhousie made her debut in The Sunday Philosophy Club back in 2004. Below is a list of all of the Sunday Philosophy Club books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Isabel Dalhousie Books


The Sunday Philosophy Club(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Right Attitude to Rain(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Careful Use of Compliments(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Comfort of Saturdays(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Art of Gratitude(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Charming Quirks of Others(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Novel Habits of Happiness(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Isabel Dalhousie Short Stories


The Perils of Morning Coffee(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At the Reunion Buffet(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Comfort of Saturdays was published as The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday in the United States.

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