Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the 44 Scotland Street series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs 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.
Praise for The Bertie Project and Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street Series: "What's most rewarding about The Bertie Project is the author's deep knowledge of and commitment to ethical behavior. . . . Some dilemmas are solved, others get more complicated--just like life. . . . Sit back, relax, and partake of life's bounty." --The Washington Post "Longtime readers will love to see the masterful way McCall Smith brings things to a head, while newcomers will soon catch up and be entranced by this witty, wisdom-filled series." --Booklist (starred review) "Vivid and seamless. . . . McCall Smith's assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound." --San Francisco Chronicle "Written with abundant wit [and] equally large dollops of wisdom." --Scotland on Sunday "[McCall Smith] proves himself a wry but gentle chronicler of humanity and its foibles." --Miami Herald "McCall Smith is a tireless student of human nature, at once acutely observant and gently indulgent." --The Sydney Morning Herald