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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    • 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 1,716
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

    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 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 405
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    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 4,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,610

    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 846
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759

    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 Woman Who Walked In Sunshine

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928

    Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The busiest vacation ever

    • By Pamela J on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Morality For Beautiful Girls

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757

    Between intriguing new cases and troubling personal developments, Precious' hands are full...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing view of life in a small country

    • By Janet on 11-27-03

    Regular price: $17.49

    • My Italian Bulldozer

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 238

    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 SW Clemens on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 44 Scotland Street

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,018

    The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smith's answer to Maupin

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-05

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 990
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 597
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    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

    • No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Claire Benedict and Nadine Marshall star in these eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas adapted by Alexander McCall Smith....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not The Best Interpretation

    • By L. Headley on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $19.18

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