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 Department of Sensitive Crimes

    • A Detective Varg Novel
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a lighthearted comedic novel about a Swedish police department tasked with solving the most unusual, complicated, and, often, insignificant crimes.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • poor review is due to narration only

    • By Marguerite k. on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 490
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    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 4,311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,668

    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

    • 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 1,765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

    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 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 874
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 794
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783

    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

    • 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 870
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795

    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 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 252

    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 1,357
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,032

    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

    • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732

    When she asks her dependable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, to fix her tiny, white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Like Always

    • By Carl on 05-28-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 833
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What Happened to Lisette Lecat?

    • By Eva Gannon on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $24.49

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