The Big Top Mysteries: The Great Clown Conundrum

Roll up! Roll up! For the second exciting instalment in The Big-Top Mysteries series, packed with all the fun of the circus and an intriguing new mystery to be solved… Roll up! Roll up! A new season is about to begin at the Shortbread family’s circus! The big-top is ready and everyone is excited to […]

The Big Top Mysteries: The Case of the Vanishing Granny

Roll up! Roll up! The Shortbread Family Circus is in town! Introducing the first tale in The Big Top Mysteries, an exciting new series from Alexander McCall Smith and illustrator Sam Usher. Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent … they’re experts at solving […]

Hari and His Electric Feet

With an authentic Indian backdrop, this is a feel-good story of young kids chasing big dreams that shimmers with all of Alexander McCall Smith’s trademark optimism and joy – an outlook on life that makes him one of the world’s best-loved storytellers. Hari is a dreamer with an unusual talent. He spends the few coins […]