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

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listen

    • By H. CRODDICK on 08-07-08

    Regular price: $64.39

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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. One of his best. Captivating.

    • By Michael Cuoio on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The House of Unexpected Sisters

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    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 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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 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 3,947
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,343

    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

    • My Italian Bulldozer

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    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

    • 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 1,580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 966
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958

    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

    • 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 741
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679

    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

    • Emma

    • A Modern Retelling
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 619

    An unstoppable combination: Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen, as Sandy modernizes the story of Emma Woodhouse....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Uncharacteristic Miss

    • By MadMadeleine on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 906
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    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

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