SALES TRACK: 157,000+ copies shipped in OTR + E combined. Canadian numbers have over-indexed against the US for this series. A strong and consistent performer, always published in original trade paperback.
SERIES: This is the world’s longest-running serialized novel and continues to be published weekly in The Scotsman newspaper for 3 months of each year. This is McCall Smith’s funniest series, with chapters that are like candy—quick and delicious to consume and you don’t want to stop.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: Sandy is one of the world’s favorite authors, and he has received numerous accolades for his work. His popularity continues to grow, and he now has more than 70,000 fans on Facebook and 18,400+ followers on Twitter.
Praise for the 44 Scotland Street series:
“Powerfully addicting fiction…. Delightful….[A] graceful and always amusing depiction of the pleasures and problems of everyday life.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Irresistible…. Packed with the charming characters, piercing perceptions, and shrewd yet generous humor that have become McCall Smith’s cachet.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“[McCall Smith] is a tireless student of human nature, at once acutely observant and gently indulgent.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
“This is Alexander McCall Smith at his most charming…. He is a delightful writer.” —The Washington Times
“It is McCall Smith’s particular genius to be able to look on the brighter side of life, and he’s seldom done so more enjoyably.” —The Scotsman
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