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Isabel becomes involved in a delicate paternity case in the 12th instalment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie Series.
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world. The series include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels. Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America. Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters. Karlyn was born in Forfar on Scotland's east coast. She studied acting in Edinburgh and has toured the country in numerous productions as well as made appearances at the Brunton, Traverse and Lyceum Theatres. She moved to London and has continued to work in film, television and theatre both in the UK and internationally. She is a successful voiceover artist and has extensive experience in adverts, TV promos, corporates and ADR work on films.
'Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable' -- Sunday Times
'McCall Smith's greatest gift as a writer - and God knows this is just one of many - is that he can write likeable characters' -- New Statesman