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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( )
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander
Series title:The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Ser.
ISBN:978-1-904598-04-6
Publication Date:Dec 2003
Publisher:Birlinn, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $22.95
Book Description:

A cross between Kate Brannigan and Miss Marple, Precious Remotswe embarks from her breezeblock office in Botswana on this humourous story of missing husbands, impostor relatives, wayward daughters and abduction. Not all her cases are successful.

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.097 x 22.225 cm
Book Weight:0.48 Kilograms
Author Biography
McCall Smith, Alexander (Author)
Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He also writes the Corduroy Mansions, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street series.

He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature.

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