By the end of 2005 Alexander McCall Smith will have published 10, yes 10, books in the USA during the year.
In The Company of Cheerful Ladies: A hardcover of the 5th volume in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series (April) plus a paperback version of #4, The Full Cupboard of Life (January), and 2 reprints of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency in late Summer/Fall. (He plans an eight book cap on this series).
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (the second in The Sunday Philosophy Club series - hardcover) in September, and a The Sunday Philosophy Club itself in paperback now. (He has a four book deal for this series).
The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainments - a series of 3 books originally self published in Britain in 1996, starring Von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology.
44 Scotland Street (June) - a paperback original compiling the first 110 episodes of his 1,000 word a day 'daily novel' published in The Scotsman newspaper, starting in January 2004. He recently finished a second series of 105 daily episodes (September 04 - March 05) which will be published in one volume at a later date, and is hinting that he maybe up for a third series.
Two books for children (Akimbo and the Elephants and Akimbo and the Lions).
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