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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Isabel Dalhousie series. Browse the complete list below for selections available from Random House, Inc. Click here for children's books available from Bloomsbury USA and audiobooks available from Recorded Books.

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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | eBook, 256 pages | Pantheon | July 2019 | $12.99 | 978-1-5247-4830-2 (1-5247-4830-7)
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In a delightful sequel to the best-selling comedic novel My Italian Bulldozer, we are in a French village where the local restaurant's haute cuisine leaves a lot to be desired--and two books into an astounding ninth series from one of our most beloved authors.

Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart, renewed and refreshed... Read More

Available July 16, 2019
Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | Trade Paperback, 400 pages | Random House Large Print | July 2019 | $28.00 | 978-1-9848-9043-6 (1-9848-9043-3)
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In a delightful sequel to the best-selling comedic novel My Italian Bulldozer, we are in a French village where the local restaurant's haute cuisine leaves a lot to be desired--and two books into an astounding ninth series from one of our most beloved authors.

Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart, renewed and refreshed... Read More

Available July 16, 2019
Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | Hardcover, 256 pages | Pantheon | July 2019 | $25.95 | 978-1-5247-4829-6 (1-5247-4829-3)
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In a delightful sequel to the best-selling comedic novel My Italian Bulldozer, we are in a French village where the local restaurant's haute cuisine leaves a lot to be desired--and two books into an astounding ninth series from one of our most beloved authors.

Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart, renewed and refreshed... Read More

Available June 4, 2019
Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 304 pages | Anchor | June 2019 | $15.95 | 978-0-8041-6993-6 (0-8041-6993-4)
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Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community.

With two small boys to raise, a mountain of articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who... Read More

Available May 7, 2019
Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | Trade Paperback, 240 pages | Anchor | May 2019 | $15.95 | 978-0-525-56426-3 (0-525-56426-8)
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In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office—much to her dismay.
 
When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she... Read More

Available April 16, 2019
Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - International Mystery & Crime | Trade Paperback, 285 pages | Random House Large Print | April 2019 | $27.00 | 978-1-9848-4738-6 (1-9848-4738-4)
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From the beloved and bestselling 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.

The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The... Read More

Available April 16, 2019
Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - International Mystery & Crime | Hardcover, 240 pages | Pantheon | April 2019 | $24.95 | 978-1-5247-4821-0 (1-5247-4821-8)
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From the beloved and bestselling 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.

The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The... Read More

Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - International Mystery & Crime | eBook, 240 pages | Pantheon | April 2019 | $12.99 | 978-1-5247-4822-7 (1-5247-4822-6)
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From the beloved and bestselling 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.

The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - School & Education; Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | eBook, 240 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | April 2019 | $9.99 | 978-0-399-55407-0 (0-399-55407-6)
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In this third and final installment of the School Ship Tobermory adventure series, the same loveable cast and crew are back, sailing to new locales in Australia with adventures that don't disappoint.

Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the school ship Tobermory crew head to Australia to take part in... Read More

Available April 9, 2019
Juvenile Fiction - School & Education; Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | Hardcover, 240 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | April 2019 | $15.99 | 978-0-399-55405-6 (0-399-55405-X)
Also available as an eBook.

In this third and final installment of the School Ship Tobermory adventure series, the same loveable cast and crew are back, sailing to new locales in Australia with adventures that don't disappoint.

Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the school ship Tobermory crew head to Australia to take part in... Read More

Available February 5, 2019
Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Animals; Fiction - Literary | Trade Paperback, 256 pages | Anchor | February 2019 | $16.00 | 978-0-525-56303-7 (0-525-56303-2)
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Val Eliot is working on an English farm during the war when she meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. The two become close, and after Val rescues a border collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | Hardcover, 240 pages | Pantheon | November 2018 | $25.95 | 978-1-5247-4780-0 (1-5247-4780-7)
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In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office—much to her dismay.
 
When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she... Read More

The Colors of All the Cattle
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9781524747817
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | eBook, 240 pages | Pantheon | November 2018 | $12.99 | 978-1-5247-4781-7 (1-5247-4781-5)
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In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office—much to her dismay.
 
When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 256 pages | Anchor | August 2018 | $15.00 | 978-0-8041-6992-9 (0-8041-6992-6)
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and in large print trade paperback.

In this installment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie series, Isabel is called upon to navigate complex social situations both at home and in her community.

A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie—but almost-four-year-old Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel struggles to impress upon her... Read More

The Quiet Side of Passion
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780307908971
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | eBook, 304 pages | Pantheon | July 2018 | $12.99 | 978-0-307-90897-1 (0-307-90897-6)

Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community.

With two small boys to raise, a mountain of articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 464 pages | Random House Large Print | July 2018 | $28.00 | 978-0-525-63921-3 (0-525-63921-7)
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community.

With two small boys to raise, a mountain of articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Hardcover, 304 pages | Pantheon | July 2018 | $25.95 | 978-0-307-90896-4 (0-307-90896-8)
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and in large print trade paperback.

Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community.

With two small boys to raise, a mountain of articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.; Juvenile Fiction - Performing Arts - Circus; Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | Hardcover, 128 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | July 2018 | $15.99 | 978-1-5247-1377-5 (1-5247-1377-5)
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From the bestselling adult author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series as well as the middle-grade series School Ship Tobermory comes an exciting tale of bravery set in and around the circus, with fun, energetic illustrations throughout.

Freddie Mole loves his family They are tight-knit, but they struggle day to day... Read More

Freddie Mole: Lion Tamer
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9781524713799
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Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.; Juvenile Fiction - Performing Arts - Circus; Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | eBook, 128 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | July 2018 | $9.99 | 978-1-5247-1379-9 (1-5247-1379-1)
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From the bestselling adult author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series as well as the middle-grade series School Ship Tobermory comes an exciting tale of bravery set in and around the circus, with fun, energetic illustrations throughout.

Freddie Mole loves his family They are tight-knit, but they struggle day to day... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Urban | Trade Paperback, 240 pages | Anchor | May 2018 | $15.95 | 978-1-101-97282-3 (1-101-97282-3)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

In... Read More

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Box Set (Books 2-4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780525565024
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 768 pages | Anchor | May 2018 | $19.99 | 978-0-525-56502-4 (0-525-56502-7)

Here are three heartwarming books in Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series—now available in a convenient ebook box set. This box set includes books 2-4 of the series: Tears of the Giraffe, Morality for Beautiful Girls, and The Kalahari Typing School for Men.

Fans around the world adore the... Read More

Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Animals; Fiction - Literary | Trade Paperback, 384 pages | Random House Large Print | April 2018 | $28.00 | 978-0-525-63457-7 (0-525-63457-6)
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From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II.

Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed... Read More

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9781524747541
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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Animals; Fiction - Literary | eBook, 256 pages | Pantheon | April 2018 | $12.99 | 978-1-5247-4754-1 (1-5247-4754-8)

From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II.

Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed... Read More

Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Animals; Fiction - Literary | Hardcover, 256 pages | Pantheon | April 2018 | $25.95 | 978-1-5247-4753-4 (1-5247-4753-X)
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From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II.

Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed... Read More

Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | Trade Paperback, 240 pages | Anchor | March 2018 | $16.00 | 978-1-101-97283-0 (1-101-97283-1)
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside.

Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul’s editor... Read More

Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General | Trade Paperback, 272 pages | Anchor | February 2018 | $15.95 | 978-0-525-43655-3 (0-525-43655-3)
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The latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series.

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. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the... Read More

A Time of Love and Tartan
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780525436560
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Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General | eBook, 320 pages | Anchor | February 2018 | $9.99 | 978-0-525-43656-0 (0-525-43656-1)
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The latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series.

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. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the... Read More

Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Short Stories (single author) | Trade Paperback, 256 pages | Anchor | November 2017 | $16.00 | 978-1-101-97187-1 (1-101-97187-8)
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From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. 

Inspired by antique photographs, these five stunning short stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys. In “Angels in Italy,” childhood friends, separated by circumstance, learn the enduring power of a... Read More

The House of Unexpected Sisters
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9781101871386
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Urban | eBook, 240 pages | Anchor | November 2017 | $9.99 | 978-1-101-87138-6 (1-101-87138-5)
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Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
 
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Urban | Hardcover, 240 pages | Pantheon | November 2017 | $25.95 | 978-1-101-87137-9 (1-101-87137-7)
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Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
 
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 384 pages | Random House Large Print | July 2017 | $28.00 | 978-1-5247-8015-9 (1-5247-8015-4)
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When a matchmaker begins to question her latest match, Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help.
 
A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie—but almost-four-year-old Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a... Read More

A Distant View of Everything
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780307908957
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | eBook, 272 pages | Anchor | July 2017 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90895-7 (0-307-90895-X)

In this installment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie series, Isabel is called upon to navigate complex social situations both at home and in her community.

A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie—but almost-four-year-old Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel struggles to impress upon her... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Hardcover, 256 pages | Pantheon | July 2017 | $25.95 | 978-0-307-90894-0 (0-307-90894-1)
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When a matchmaker begins to question her latest match, Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help.
 
A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie—but almost-four-year-old Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a... Read More

The Sands of Shark Island
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780399554032
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Juvenile Fiction - School & Education; Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | eBook, 256 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | July 2017 | $9.99 | 978-0-399-55403-2 (0-399-55403-3)

Imagine going to school on a boat! The rip-roaring excitement continues in the second volume of this adventure-mystery series set on the high seas, from the author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates on board the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - School & Education; Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | Hardcover, 256 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | July 2017 | $15.99 | 978-0-399-55401-8 (0-399-55401-7)

Imagine going to school on a boat! The rip-roaring excitement continues in the second volume of this adventure-mystery series set on the high seas, from the author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates on board the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - School & Education; Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | Unabridged Compact Disc0 | Listening Library (Audio) | July 2017 | $35.00 | 978-1-5247-7611-4 (1-5247-7611-4)
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Imagine going to school on a boat! The rip-roaring excitement continues in the second volume of this adventure-mystery series set on the high seas, from the author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates on board the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles... Read More

The Sands of Shark Island
Written by Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Nicholas Guy Smith
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ISBN: 9781524776121
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Juvenile Fiction - School & Education; Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | Unabridged Audiobook Download0 | Listening Library (Audio) | July 2017 | $18.00 | 978-1-5247-7612-1 (1-5247-7612-2)
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Imagine going to school on a boat! The rip-roaring excitement continues in the second volume of this adventure-mystery series set on the high seas, from the author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates on board the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | Trade Paperback, 240 pages | Anchor | May 2017 | $15.95 | 978-1-101-97281-6 (1-101-97281-5)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Mma... Read More

My Italian Bulldozer
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9781101871409
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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | eBook, 240 pages | Anchor | April 2017 | $9.99 | 978-1-101-87140-9 (1-101-87140-7)
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside.

Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul’s editor... Read More

Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | Trade Paperback, 368 pages | Random House Large Print | April 2017 | $28.00 | 978-1-5247-5188-3 (1-5247-5188-X)
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside.

Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul’s editor... Read More

Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General | Trade Paperback, 304 pages | Anchor | February 2017 | $15.00 | 978-0-525-43300-2 (0-525-43300-7)
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Our beloved cast of characters are back, as are the joys and trials of life at 44 Scotland Street in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully charming series.
 
Bertie’s mother, Irene, returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed... Read More

The Bertie Project
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780525433019
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Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General | eBook, 320 pages | Anchor | February 2017 | $9.99 | 978-0-525-43301-9 (0-525-43301-5)
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Our beloved cast of characters are back, as are the joys and trials of life at 44 Scotland Street in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully charming series.
 
Bertie’s mother, Irene, returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed... Read More

Precious and Grace
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9781101871362
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | eBook, 256 pages | Anchor | October 2016 | $9.99 | 978-1-101-87136-2 (1-101-87136-9)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Mma... Read More

School Ship Tobermory
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN: 9780399552632
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Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories | eBook, 224 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | October 2016 | $9.99 | 978-0-399-55263-2 (0-399-55263-4)
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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. The first volume in a  middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who’ve been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they’re...

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Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories | Hardcover, 224 pages | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | October 2016 | $15.99 | 978-0-399-55261-8 (0-399-55261-8)
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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. The first volume in a  middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls!
 
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School Ship Tobermory
Written by Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Crawford Logan
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Juvenile Fiction - Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure - General | Unabridged Audiobook Download0 | Listening Library (Audio) | October 2016 | $15.00 | 978-0-7352-8694-8 (0-7352-8694-9)
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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. The first volume in a  middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who’ve been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they’re...

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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 272 pages | Anchor | August 2016 | $15.00 | 978-0-307-94924-0 (0-307-94924-9)
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Isabel Dalhousie, the insatiably curious Edinburgh sleuth and philosopher, takes on a case unlike any she’s had before: a six-year-old boy has been experiencing vivid recollections of a past life. His visions include a perfect description of a Scottish island and a house where he claims to have lived. The boy’s...

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Chance Developments
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Short Stories (single author) | eBook, 256 pages | Anchor | July 2016 | $9.99 | 978-1-101-87126-3 (1-101-87126-1)
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From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys. 

A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt... Read More

Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Short Stories (single author) | Trade Paperback, 256 pages | Random House Large Print | July 2016 | $26.00 | 978-0-7352-0599-4 (0-7352-0599-X)
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From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys. 

A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 224 pages | Anchor | June 2016 | $15.95 | 978-0-8041-6991-2 (0-8041-6991-8)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Precious...

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Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women | eBook, 60 pages | Vintage | May 2016 | $0.99 | 978-0-525-43191-6 (0-525-43191-8)

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Original Selection
 
Philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie has an unstinting commitment to her principles. Sticking to her promises has always been one of them. Then Isabel runs into an old classmate facing marital and financial troubles, who reveals a secret that becomes more... Read More

Fiction - Women; Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Classics | Trade Paperback, 384 pages | Anchor | April 2016 | $15.00 | 978-0-8041-7241-7 (0-8041-7241-2)
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The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to live with her widowed father and launch her interior design business. Apart from cultivating grand career plans and managing her father’s hypochondria, Emma busies herself with the two things she does best: matchmaking and offering advice on everything from texting etiquette to...

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The Revolving Door of Life
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Urban | eBook, 320 pages | Anchor | February 2016 | $9.99 | 978-1-101-97192-5 (1-101-97192-4)
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Excitement abounds when the revolving door of life brings fresh faces and hilarious new developments to the residents of 44 Scotland Street.

Things are looking up for seven-year-old Bertie Pollock. The arrival of his spirited grandmother and the absence of his meddlesome mother—who is currently running a book club in a Bedouin... Read More

Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Urban | Trade Paperback, 304 pages | Anchor | February 2016 | $15.00 | 978-1-101-97191-8 (1-101-97191-6)
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Excitement abounds when the revolving door of life brings fresh faces and hilarious new developments to the residents of 44 Scotland Street.

Things are looking up for seven-year-old Bertie Pollock. The arrival of his spirited grandmother and the absence of his meddlesome mother—who is currently running a book club in a Bedouin... Read More

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 224 pages | Anchor | October 2015 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-91157-5 (0-307-91157-8)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Precious...

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The Novel Habits of Happiness
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | eBook, 272 pages | Anchor | July 2015 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90736-3 (0-307-90736-8)
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The insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie returns, taking on a case unlike any she’s had before—this one with paranormal implications—in the eagerly anticipated new installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series.
 
Through a mutual acquaintance, Isabel is introduced to a six-year-old boy who has...

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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | Trade Paperback, 256 pages | Anchor | June 2015 | $14.95 | 978-0-8041-6990-5 (0-8041-6990-X)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

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At the Reunion Buffet
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Women | eBook, 60 pages | Vintage | May 2015 | $1.99 | 978-1-101-97046-1 (1-101-97046-4)

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection

In this warm, intelligently observed novella, Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine, learns valuable lessons about inviting the past (and everyone in it) back into your life.

 
Isabel Dalhousie--philosopher, mother and friend--has generously agreed to host the opening dinner for her school reunion weekend... Read More

Emma: A Modern Retelling
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Women; Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Classics | eBook, 368 pages | Anchor | April 2015 | $9.99 | 978-0-8041-9796-0 (0-8041-9796-2)
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen’s beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.
 
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business...

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Fiction - Women; Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Classics | Trade Paperback, 448 pages | Random House Large Print | April 2015 | $26.00 | 978-0-8041-9470-9 (0-8041-9470-X)
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen’s beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.
 
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business...

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Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary | eBook, 336 pages | Anchor | February 2015 | $9.99 | 978-0-8041-7001-7 (0-8041-7001-0)
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Alexander McCall Smith's wildly popular 44 Scotland Street series chronicles life in a corner of Edinburgh brimming with wit and humor.

Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Welfare when he lets his dog Cyril drink a bit too much lager at the... Read More

Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Literary | Trade Paperback, 320 pages | Anchor | February 2015 | $15.00 | 978-0-8041-7000-0 (0-8041-7000-2)
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Alexander McCall Smith's wildly popular 44 Scotland Street series chronicles life in a corner of Edinburgh brimming with wit and humor.

Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Welfare when he lets his dog Cyril drink a bit too much lager at the... Read More

Fiction - Women; Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 336 pages | Anchor | December 2014 | $15.95 | 978-0-345-80442-6 (0-345-80442-2)
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Amanda and her daughter Clover live in a close-knit community of expats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place to all appearances. But the comfortable island life can become stifling in hard times. As Clover falls for her first love, and allows her heart to chart her life’s course, Amanda realizes...

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The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth | eBook, 256 pages | Anchor | October 2014 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-91155-1 (0-307-91155-1)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Over... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Trade Paperback, 112 pages | Anchor | October 2014 | $6.99 | 978-0-8041-7327-8 (0-8041-7327-3)
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A detective in the wild.
 
Young Precious gets a very special treat.  She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp.  While there she makes a new friend, a boy named Khumo, and meets an actor-lion named Teddy, who is starring in a film.  When Teddy disappears, Khumo... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Hardcover, 112 pages | Anchor | October 2014 | $12.99 | 978-1-101-87202-4 (1-101-87202-0)

A detective in the wild.

Precious Ramotswe gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. On her first day in camp, a new lion arrives. But this is no average lion: Teddy is an actor-lion who came with a film crew. When... Read More

The Mystery of the Missing Lion
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | eBook, 112 pages | Anchor | October 2014 | $6.99 | 978-0-8041-7328-5 (0-8041-7328-1)

A detective in the wild.

Precious Ramotswe gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. On her first day in camp, a new lion arrives. But this is no average lion: Teddy is an actor-lion who came with a film crew. When... Read More

The Mystery of the Missing Lion
Written by Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Adjoa Andoh
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Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Unabridged Audiobook Download0 | Listening Library (Audio) | October 2014 | $7.50 | 978-0-553-39656-0 (0-553-39656-0)
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A detective in the wild.
 
Precious Ramotswe gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. On her first day in camp, a new lion arrives. But this is no average lion: Teddy is an actor-lion who came with a film... Read More

Fiction - Satire; Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 312 pages | Anchor | August 2014 | $15.00 | 978-0-345-80440-2 (0-345-80440-6)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


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Sunshine on Scotland Street
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Satire; Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 336 pages | Anchor | August 2014 | $9.99 | 978-0-345-80441-9 (0-345-80441-4)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Satire; Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Family Life - General | eBook, 144 pages | Vintage | August 2014 | $1.99 | 978-1-101-87301-4 (1-101-87301-9)

An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist’s larger-than-life comical trip to Ireland.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction

Cornelius P. “Fatty” O'Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 272 pages | Anchor | June 2014 | $15.95 | 978-0-307-47300-4 (0-307-47300-7)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Precious...

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The Forever Girl
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Women; Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 288 pages | Vintage | February 2014 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90826-1 (0-307-90826-7)
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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...

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Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Urban; Fiction - Literary | Trade Paperback, 256 pages | Anchor | December 2013 | $15.95 | 978-0-345-80581-2 (0-345-80581-X)
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As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman...

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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 256 pages | Anchor | November 2013 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90814-8 (0-307-90814-3)
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Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
 
Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba...

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The Mystery of Meerkat Hill
Written by Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Adjoa Andoh
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Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Unabridged Audiobook Download0 | Listening Library (Audio) | October 2013 | $7.50 | 978-0-385-36383-9 (0-385-36383-4)
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Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Hardcover, 112 pages | Anchor | October 2013 | $12.99 | 978-0-345-80458-7 (0-345-80458-9)

Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Trade Paperback, 112 pages | Anchor | October 2013 | $6.99 | 978-0-345-80446-4 (0-345-80446-5)

Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read More

The Mystery of Meerkat Hill
Written by Alexander McCall Smith, Illustrated by Iain McIntosh
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Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | eBook, 96 pages | Anchor | October 2013 | $6.99 | 978-0-345-80447-1 (0-345-80447-3)

Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read More

Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Hardcover Library Binding, 112 pages | Anchor | October 2013 | $13.99 | 978-0-345-80616-1 (0-345-80616-6)
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Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read More

Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 320 pages | Anchor | October 2013 | $15.95 | 978-0-307-94849-6 (0-307-94849-8)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 7

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


If you haven’t met the residents of 44 Scotland Street yet, there... Read More

Bertie Plays the Blues
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 352 pages | Anchor | October 2013 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-94850-2 (0-307-94850-1)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 7

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


If you haven’t met the residents of 44 Scotland Street yet, there... Read More

Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 288 pages | Anchor | July 2013 | $14.95 | 978-0-307-94923-3 (0-307-94923-0)
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 9

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to...
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Trains and Lovers
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Women; Fiction - Romance - Contemporary; Fiction - Literary | eBook, 192 pages | Anchor | June 2013 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90855-1 (0-307-90855-0)
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The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails . . . There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers.
 
As they...

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Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Urban; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 288 pages | Anchor | April 2013 | $15.00 | 978-0-307-94800-7 (0-307-94800-5)
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CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 3

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. 

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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | Trade Paperback, 288 pages | Anchor | March 2013 | $14.95 | 978-0-307-47299-1 (0-307-47299-X)
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
 
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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Satire; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | Trade Paperback, 228 pages | Anchor | January 2013 | $15.00 | 978-0-307-27989-7 (0-307-27989-8)
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Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due—a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.
 
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Unusual Uses for Olive Oil
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Satire; Fiction - Romance - Romantic Comedy | eBook, 128 pages | Anchor | January 2013 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-94866-3 (0-307-94866-8)
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Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due—a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.
 
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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | eBook, 288 pages | Anchor | October 2012 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90734-9 (0-307-90734-1)
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 9

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready...
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional; Fiction - Women | Trade Paperback, 288 pages | Anchor | October 2012 | $14.95 | 978-0-307-73940-7 (0-307-73940-6)
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 8

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready...

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The Importance of Being Seven
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Urban | eBook, 368 pages | Anchor | August 2012 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-74488-3 (0-307-74488-4)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 6

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  
 
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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Family Life - General; Fiction - Urban | Trade Paperback, 336 pages | Anchor | August 2012 | $15.00 | 978-0-307-73936-0 (0-307-73936-8)
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 6

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  
 
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A Conspiracy of Friends
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Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Urban; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 240 pages | Anchor | June 2012 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90724-0 (0-307-90724-4)
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CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 3

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. 

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Fiction - Humorous - General; Fiction - Urban | Trade Paperback, 304 pages | Anchor | May 2012 | $15.95 | 978-0-307-73944-5 (0-307-73944-9)
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CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 2

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. 

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Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Unabridged Compact Disc0 | Listening Library (Audio) | April 2012 | $15.00 | 978-0-449-01140-9 (0-449-01140-2)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, 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

The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case
Written by Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Adjoa Andoh
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Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Unabridged Audiobook Download0 | Listening Library (Audio) | April 2012 | $7.50 | 978-0-449-01141-6 (0-449-01141-0)
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, 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

Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Hardcover, 96 pages | Anchor | April 2012 | $12.99 | 978-0-307-94944-8 (0-307-94944-3)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, 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

Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | Trade Paperback, 96 pages | Anchor | April 2012 | $6.99 | 978-0-307-74389-3 (0-307-74389-6)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, 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

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Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | eBook, 96 pages | Anchor | April 2012 | $6.99 | 978-0-307-74390-9 (0-307-74390-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, 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

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General | eBook, 272 pages | Anchor | April 2012 | $9.99 | 978-0-307-90715-8 (0-307-90715-5)
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom...

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