ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been best sellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.
Praise for The House of Unexpected Sisters: "Perhaps one of the author's most charming books on the topic of Precious Ramotswe." --The Washington Times "There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books." --The New York Times Book Review "Longtime fans of the series will feel as if they've come home again." --Booklist (Starred Review) Praise for Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series: "An oasis. . . . Full of wit, nuance, and caring." --Chicago Sun-Times "McCall Smith explores diverse matters of the heart. . . . Vibrantly appealing. . . . A respite from the rush and worries of daily life." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Entrancing. . . . A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness." --The Wall Street Journal "Smart and sassy . . . [with] the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once." --Los Angeles Times "Enthralling. . . . Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can't help but love." --USA Today "The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years." --The Plain Dealer