Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and most popular authors. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law, then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over fifteen million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over 40 languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, and the Von Igelfeld series.
'A page-turner with many happy endings. Perfect,' - Daily Express 'A twisting plot line, told in McCall Smith's usual entertaining style, makes this a great read.' Waterstones Book Quarterly 'A great place to visit if you need cheering up,' - The Scotsman