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Blue Shoes and Happiness
The New Novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42272-0 (0-375-42272-2)

In this latest installment in the internationally best-selling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Careful Use of Compliments
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7712-0 (1-4000-7712-5)

Isabel Dalhousie is back, in the latest installment of this enchanting, already beloeved, best-selling series.

In addition to being the nosiest and most sypathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel is now a mother. Charlies, her newborn son, presents her with a myriad wonders of a new life, and doting father... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Charming Quirks of Others
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (7)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73939-1 (0-307-73939-2)

In this latest and most felicitous addition to the Isabel Dalhousie series, our inquisitive heroine comes to see that there are very few of us who are not flawed . . . herself included.

Isabel has been asked to discreetly investigate the candidates for the position of headmaster at a local boys’... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Charming Quirks of Others
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37917-7 (0-307-37917-5)

In this latest and most felicitous addition to the Isabel Dalhousie series, our inquisitive heroine comes to see that there are very few of us who are not flawed . . . herself included.

Isabel has been asked for her help in a rather tricky situation: A successor is being sought for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (5)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38707-3 (0-307-38707-0)

In the delectable fifth installment of the bestselling adventures of Isabel Dalhousie, our cherished inquisitive heroine returns to investigate a medical mystery.

A doctor's career has been ruined by allegations of medical fraud and Isabel cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Besides, Isabel's insatiable interest is piqued and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Conspiracy of Friends
A Corduroy Mansions Novel (3)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94800-7 (0-307-94800-5)

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block.

The universe seems to be conspiring against Freddie de la Hay and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Corduroy Mansions
A Corduroy Mansions Novel (1)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47650-0 (0-307-47650-2)

A delightful new setting—London—a wonderful new cast of characters and one incredibly clever dog.

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London’s vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There’s the middle-aged wine merchant William... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Corduroy Mansions
A Corduroy Mansions Novel (1)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37908-5 (0-307-37908-6)

A delightful new setting—London—a wonderful new cast of characters and one incredibly clever dog.

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London’s vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There’s the middle-aged wine merchant William... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
A Corduroy Mansions Novel (2)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73944-5 (0-307-73944-9)

The second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s newest beloved series follows the further adventures of Freddie de la Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the wonderfully motley crew of his fellow residents in the elegantly crumbling London mansion block, Corduroy Mansions.

A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove’s estate is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
A Corduroy Mansions Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37973-3 (0-307-37973-6)

The heartwarming and hilarious second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith’s newest, already-beloved characters, including the Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay.

In the elegantly crumbling four-story mansion block in Pimlico called Corduroy Mansions, the comings and goings of the wonderfully motley crew... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Double Comfort Safari Club
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (11)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27748-0 (0-307-27748-8)

Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Double Comfort Safari Club
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42450-2 (0-375-42450-4)

Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In The Double Comfort Safari Club, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.

Mma Ramotswe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Espresso Tales
A 44 Scotland Street Novel (2)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27597-4 (0-307-27597-3)

Alexander McCall Smith’s many fans will be pleased with this latest installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.
 
Back are all our favorite denizens of a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh. Bertie the immensely talented six year old is now enrolled in kindergarten, and much to his dismay, has been... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs
A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (2)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9508-7 (1-4000-9508-5)

A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith’s irresistibly funny trilogy, the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Forever Girl

Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90825-4 (0-307-90825-9)

The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us.
 
Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and in large print trade paperback.

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The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (8)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73940-7 (0-307-73940-6)

In this eighth installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s captivating Isabel Dalhousie series, our irrepressible heroine tries to untangle complex questions about both the past and the present.

Isabel’s new friend Jane Cooper, a visiting Australian philosopher who was adopted as a small child, has come to Edinburgh searching for information about her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (2)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7710-6 (1-4000-7710-9)

In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s best-selling new detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, gets caught up in an affair of the heart—this one a transplant.

When Isabel’s niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while she attends a wedding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (8)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7572-0 (1-4000-7572-6)

In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endlessly enjoyable, bestselling series, the judicious Precious Ramotswe comes to discover what is true, stable, and genuine in an ever-shifting world.

There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Importance of Being Seven
A 44 Scotland Street Novel (6)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73936-0 (0-307-73936-8)

All our favorite characters are up to new tricks in the utterly charming sixth novel in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.

The great city of Edinburgh is renowned for its impeccable restraint, so how, then, did the extended family of 44 Scotland Street come to be trembling on the brink of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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La's Orchestra Saves the World
A Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47304-2 (0-307-47304-X)

It is 1939. Lavender–La to her friends–decides to flee London, not only to avoid German bombs but also to escape the memories of her shattered marriage. The peace and solitude of the small town she settles in are therapeutic . . . at least at first. As the war drags on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47299-1 (0-307-47299-X)

Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series continues as Botswana’s best and kindest detective finds her personal and professional lives have become entangled.

Precious Ramotswe is very busy these days. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37840-8 (0-307-37840-3)

In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled.

Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Lost Art of Gratitude
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (6)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38708-0 (0-307-38708-9)

The sixth installment in the best-selling chronicles of the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie.

Isabel’s son, Charlie, is now of an age—eighteen months—to have a social life, and so off they go to a birthday party, where, much to Isabel’ s surprise, she encounters an old adversary, Minty Auchterlonie, now a high-flying... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Love Over Scotland
A 44 Scotland Street Novel (3)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27598-1 (0-307-27598-1)

The third installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved 44 Scotland Street series is sure to delight his many fans.

This just in from Edinburgh: the complicated lives of the denizens of 44 Scotland Street are becoming no simpler. Domenica Macdonald has left for the Malacca Straits to conduct a perilous anthropological... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (14)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47300-4 (0-307-47300-7)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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