Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Series Continues

If you found the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency as enjoyable as I did, you'll want to experience the whole series. 

All the titles are available through the library system in various formats, and the audiobooks are a special treat.  The DVD series is also available, and has some terrific bonus features on the filmmaking and the music and culture of Botswana.

The newest title in the series hits the streets April 3rd!  If you haven't read the twelve previous books, here's a list of the titles in order:


1. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998)
2. Tears Of The Giraffe (2000)
3. Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001)
4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002)
5. The Full Cupboard of Life (2004)
6. In The Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004)
7. Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006)
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007)
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008)
10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009)
11. The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010)
12. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2011)
13. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (April 3, 2012!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Visit The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Based on the best-selling novels of Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency tells the story of Mma Precious Ramotswe as she pursues her dream of starting the first detective agency in Botswana while helping her clients solve the mysteries in their lives.

The HBO original series is the first major film/TV project to be shot entirely on location in the African nation of Botswana, and the pilot episode was the last film directed by Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella.  The series starred Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott.

Read more about it.
Watch a preview.
Read an interview with the author.
Explore Botswana.