Alexander McCall Smith
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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He is now Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has written more than fifty books, including a number of specialist titles, but is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has achieved bestseller status on four continents. In 2004 he was awarded British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. He lives in Scotland, where in his spare time he is a bassoonist in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra).

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Best Sellers

    • The Colors of All the Cattle

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the city council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Jean on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,520

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transcends its Genre

    • By Gene on 12-07-03

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The House of Unexpected Sisters

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699

    Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 18th novel and I'm still enchanted and addicted!

    • By Wayne on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Kalahari Typing School for Men

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679

    Precious Ramotswe's comfortable existence as the only detective in Botswana is suddenly rattled when the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency opens...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobooks don't get any better than this

    • By Richard on 07-15-04

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Tears of the Giraffe

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

    Now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe must contend with the hostility of her fianci's unscrupulous maid...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tender tale, sweetly told

    • By Barbara on 08-30-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a US Air Force pilot stationed nearby....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By T. Bellan on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • My Italian Bulldozer

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suffused with Wisdom and Humor

    • By Scott on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Time of Love and Tartan

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this series

    • By cyndyloowhoo on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545

    Mr. J.L.B. Mate-koni asks to be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband. But Mma Ramotswe doubts a man can investigate such matters as successfully as the number-one lady detective can....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • #1 Ladies continued enjoyment

    • By Joanne on 10-14-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Full Cupboard of Life

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577

    New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith's critically acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues in this engaging book....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • #1 Ladies Detective series delivers another winner

    • By MusicMom13 on 06-22-05

    Regular price: $17.49

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