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
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    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....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,482

    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 Quiet Side of Passion

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Isabel Dalhousie grapples with complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish publishers would publish more intellectual women’s mysteries

    • By Alexis☺ on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 736
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658

    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

    • A Time of Love and Tartan

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    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 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 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Tears of the Giraffe

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

    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 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 986
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 896
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892

    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

    • Precious and Grace

    • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 813
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743

    Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The codirector of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series

    • By Pamela J on 11-01-16

    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 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 219

    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

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