One of the author's most beloved characters is back - and once again she will have to call upon her powers of deduction and her unflappable moral code to unravel a new philosophical mystery.
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world. The series include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels. Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America. Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters. Stephanie Moore is a London-based Scottish actor and voice over artist. She has over 15 years experience in narration, radio plays, commercials and video games. Her animation work includes Disney Pixar's Brave and current commercial clients include TSB, Eve and NSPCC. With two young boys and a passion for children's storytelling she reviews children's theatre, makes regular appearances at the Storystock Book festival and collaborates with theatres to support parents in the arts.
'Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable.' -- Sunday Times
'McCall Smith's greatest gift as a writer - and God knows this is just one of many - is that he can write likeable characters.' -- New Statesman