Alexander McCall Smith
1948-
 

Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe. He is a Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University. He is the creator of:
1. 'Mma "Precious"Ramotswe', owner of Botswana's only detective agency.
2. 'Isabel Dalhousie', amateur philosopher and hostess of the Sunday Philosophy Club in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Titles and year of publication:
 
'Mma "Precious"Ramotswe' Novels
 1) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  1998
 2) Tears of the Giraffe  2000
 3) Morality for Beautiful Girls  2001
 4) The Kalahari Typing School for Men  2002
 5) The Full Cupboard of Life (SAGA Award for Wit)  2003
 6) In the Company of Cheerful Ladies  2004
 7) Blue Shoes and Happiness  2006
 8) The Good Husband of Zebra Drive  2007
 9) The Miracle at Speedy Motors  2008
10) Tea Time for the Traditionally Built  2009
11) The Double Comfort Safari Club  2010
12) The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party  2011
13) The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection  2012
14) The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon  2013
15) The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café  2014
16) The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine  2015
17) Precious and Grace  2016
18) The House of Unexpected Sisters  2017
'Isabel Dalhousie' Novels
 1) The Sunday Philosophy Club  2004
 2) Friends, Lovers, Chocolate  2005
 3) The Right Attitude to Rain  2006
 4) The Careful Use of Compliments  2007
 5) The Comfort of Saturdays (US Title: The Comfort of a Muddy Saturday)  2008
 6) The Lost Art of Gratitude  2009
 7) The Charming Quirks of Others  2010
 8) The Forgotten Affairs of Youth  2011
 9) The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds  2012
10) The Novel Habits of Happiness  2016
11) A Distant View of Everything  2017

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