Alexander M. Smith is born 1948, in Zimbabwe. He is author and a law student, in the University of Edinburgh. He was raised in Botswana but moved to Scotland fore studies. Smith moved then back to Botswana to tech away law with the University of Botswana. Ones again he moved back to Scotland.

Since the 1980’s have smith bin productive in children’s books and crime novels writing. His breakthrough came with the book I’ve been reading “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” series where this book is the first one. This book has been adapted for both television and radio.