“Thank goodness...for the deliciously evil Minty Auchterlonie, a pretentious, manipulative and entirely self-absorbed banker acquaintance who is so entertainingly toxic that she’s as appealing as she is appalling.... Delightfully squirm-inducing.” Edmonton Journal
Praise for the Isabel Dalhousie Series:
“A memorable cast of characters…. McCall Smith’s assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound…. His depictions of Edinburgh are vivid and seamless…. His fans...are sure to embrace these moral peregrinations among the plaid.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Scotland is a village...just as exotic and compelling, in its way, as Botswana. When authors as clever as McCall Smith pursue such parallel tracks, readers are doubly well-served.” The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana.