Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Staff Picks #6: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

For the sixth edition of Staff Picks, our recommendation comes from Charlene Baxter. Charlene is the technical and public services librarian at Lewis Library. Here's what Charlene has to recommend for holiday reading:
"Need some light reading for the holidays? My favorite mystery series, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels can provide that. The author, Alexander McCall Smith, was born and educated in what is now Zimbabwe; later taught law at the University of Botswana so he brings knowledge of south Africa to his books."
"The library has the latest one, The Double Comfort Safari Club, on the McNaughton browsing shelves. Also in the collection is a DVD version of the HBO series based on the first novels in the series. The stories revolve around the detective work of Mma Ramotswe, owner of the only detective agency in Gaborone, capital of Botswana. The personal lives of Mma Ramotswe, and her assistant, Mma Makutsi, slowly evolve along with cases concerning lost relatives, scams and cons, and unfaithful spouses."
Watch a video teaser for the DVD version below:
Photograph of book series courtesy of The Yellow Library blog.

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