Review: 44 Scotland Street

Editorial Review - - Roz Shea

44 SCOTLAND STREET first appeared in serialization ala Charles Dickens in 110 daily installments in The Scotsman newspaper. Not a book in the ordinary sense of the word, it also is not a mystery, which is what we have become accustomed to expect from Alexander McCall Smith, creator of Mma Ramotswe in THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series. There is a wee puzzler involving a painting in the art ... Read full review

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User Review  - jsamaha - LibraryThing

This is the first book that I've read by this author so I don't know if all of his books have a similar writing style. It was a little different but I liked it. This was more like a book of entwined ... Read full review

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User Review  - Snukes - LibraryThing

This novel was an unfattening, uncomplicated read. It felt like stopping off once a day at the local cafe to listen to all the latest gossip about the other folks who live in the area. There really ... Read full review

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User Review  - AAM_mommy - LibraryThing

cute, easy to read, a good balance of nonsensical entertainment and words/phrases/references that I had to look up to negate my feelings of not be intelligent enough. ;-) Read full review

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User Review  - ElaineRuss - LibraryThing

There's really not a lot I can say about this. It was a vaguely entertaining, vaguely amusing read. I wouldn't rule out reading more Alexander McCall Smith but I certainly won't be rushing out to buy the others. Read full review

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User Review  - drrtydenimdiva - LibraryThing

I usually love books about goings-ons in houses/flats, but none of the characters in this were particularly likable, and in some cases kind of flat and boring. It was originally written as a serial ... Read full review

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User Review  - CasaBooks - LibraryThing

This was my first book by Alexander McCall Smith. Have so many of his other series on my bookshelves, must must get to them soon. There was nothing exciting about this when I started reading, but didn't take long to become invested in the characters. Will read the complete series. Read in 2008. Read full review

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I listened to this as a book on tape in the car while driving to Rochester. It was ideal for this as it is a serious of short stories

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User Review  - Lissa28 - LibraryThing

Slow going.....I like the #1 Detective series better. Read full review

Review: 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street #1)

User Review  - Joyce Mason - Goodreads

I am almost caught up to current with this author's wonderful No. 1 Ladies' Detective series. I had heard good things about the 44 Scotland Street Books. I admit, though; I was skeptical. How could ... Read full review

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