Alexander McCall Smith Books in Chronological Order

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Publication Order of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Books

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tears of the Giraffe (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Full Cupboard of Life (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious and Grace (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Unexpected Sisters (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colors of All the Cattle (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Land of Long Lost Friends (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Raise an Elephant (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joy and Light Bus Company (2021) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Song of Comfortable Chairs (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Collections

The Cleverness of Ladies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Professor Dr von Igelfeld Books

Portuguese Irregular Verbs (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Inner Hedgehog (2021) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Isabel Dalhousie Books

The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right Attitude to Rain (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Careful Use of Compliments (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Art of Gratitude (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Charming Quirks of Others (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Novel Habits of Happiness (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Distant View of Everything (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quiet Side of Passion (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweet Remnants of Summer (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Isabel Dalhousie Short Stories/Novellas

The Perils of Morning Coffee (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Reunion Buffet (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 44 Scotland Street Books

44 Scotland Street (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Espresso Tales (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Over Scotland (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World According to Bertie (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unbearable Lightness Of Scones (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Importance of Being Seven (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bertie Plays the Blues (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Revolving Door of Life (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bertie Project (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time of Love and Tartan (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Promise of Ankles (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love in the Time of Bertie (2021) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Myths Books

Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Gospel (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Corduroy Mansions Books

Corduroy Mansions (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Conspiracy of Friends (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The School Ship Tobermory Books

School Ship Tobermory (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sands of Shark Island (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Race to Kangaroo Cliff (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paul Stuart Books

My Italian Bulldozer (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second-Worst Restaurant in France (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Varg Books

The Department of Sensitive Crimes (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talented Mr. Varg (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man with the Silver Saab (2021) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Varg Short Stories/Novellas

The Strange Case of the Moderate Extremists (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Akimbo Books

Akimbo and the Lions (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Akimbo and the Elephants (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Akimbo and the Snakes (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Akimbo and the Baboons (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harriet Bean Books

The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Max & Maddy Books

Max & Maddy and the Bursting Balloons Mystery (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max & Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Cases Books

The Great Cake Mystery (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious and the Monkeys (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious and the Zebra Necklace (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Corgi Books

Alix and the Tigers (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suzy Magician (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tin Dog (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Uncle Gangster (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
La’s Orchestra Saves the World (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forever Girl (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hari & His Electric Feet (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children’s Books

White Hippo (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Film Boy (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joke Machine (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marzipan Max (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The girl who changed the weather (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calculator Annie (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Springy Jane (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Invented Peanut Butter? (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Chameleon Uncle (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doughnut Ring (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess Trick (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paddy and the Ratcatcher (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Banana Machine (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Rubbish (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bubblegum Tree (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watermelon Boys (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Popcorn Pirates (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey Boy (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teacher Trouble (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spaghetti Tangle (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Muscle Machine (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boing Boing (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freddie Mole (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Clown Conundrum (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Children of Wax: African Folk Tales (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
“Trouble at the North Pole” and Other Stories (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Married a Lion: and Other Tales from Africa (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baboons Who Went This Way and That: Folktales from Africa (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book That Changed My Life (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trains and Lovers (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chance Developments (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pianos and Flowers (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marvellous Mix-ups (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Time of Distance and Other Poems (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiny Tales: Stories of Romance, Ambition, Kindness, and Happiness (2021) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

What W. H. Auden Can Do for You (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith’s Edinburgh (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Built Scotland (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Good Dog Lion (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack Taylor (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack Reacher (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Parker (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hieronymus Bosch (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lincoln Rhyme (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alex Delaware (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tess Monaghan (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Resnick (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Morse (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dismas Hardy (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob Lee Swagger (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spenser (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Rebus (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jane Whitefield (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious Ramotswe (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maisie Dobbs (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Austen Project Books

Sense & Sensibility (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northanger Abbey (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emma (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eligible (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

One City (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best British Mysteries IV (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer Nights (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ox-Tales (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimespotting (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imagined Lives (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Rest for the Dead (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Rude! Modern Manners Defined (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
OxCrimes: 27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Built Scotland (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Alexander McCall Smith also known as Sandy was born in 24th August in 1948. He was born in Africa, Bulawayo Rhodesia present day Zimbabwe. He holds a United Kingdom citizenship and is a British National.

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