Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.
'A landmark 15th volume in what is the world's longest running serial novel. Bertie is in a bit of a spin ...and all hope rests on [his] pal Ranald Braveheart MacPherson. Delightful!' * Sunday Post * 'It's easy to understand why the series has gained such a following, with beautifully realised characters and a quiet charm that draws you in' * Undiscovered Scotland *