Made me want to go to Edinburgh! Unlike the Number 1 Ladies' Detective series, this series of books aren't mysteries at all. But that's OK. No one reads McCall Smith to find out "who dunnit." This book was written in short segments that were serialized in a Scottish newspaper, so it's perfect for reading when you don't have that much time, like on your lunch hour, or just before bed. The characters are fun to get to know, and I'm now impatiently waiting the arrival of my order that contains the second book in the series!