The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith is a heartwarming novel set in Gaborone, Botswana. The story follows the life of Precious Ramotswe, a resourceful and determined woman who decides to open her own detective agency. Precious sets up her agency with the help of a small inheritance left to her by her father, and she quickly becomes known as the best … Continue reading Book Review: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (1998)
Six new releases this week! Three of them are reprints from Christina Koning’s The Blind Detective series set in London during the 1920’s. The Blind Detective by Christina Koning (Blind Detective, 1) First published as Line of Sight under A. C. Koning. London, 1927. Frederick Rowlands, an injured war veteran, works as a switchboard operator in the City. After being blinded by shrapnel in the … Continue reading New Book Releases: February 15 – February 21, 2023
Quinn’s love for writing led her to pursue a career in writing historical fiction. Her debut novel, Mistress of Rome, was published in 2010, followed by several more successful historical fiction novels, including Empress of the Seven Hills, The Alice Network, and The Huntress. Quinn’s novels often explore the lives of women in historical settings and the challenges they faced during their times. She is … Continue reading Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (2017)
Do you love the theatre and a good mystery? Then let one of these books take center stage of your next night in, but beware, behind every curtain lurks a killer. Catch them if you can before they kill again! Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood (Phryrne Fisher Mysteries,7) Phryne Fisher is running late to a showing of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore when she runs into … Continue reading Reading List: Visiting the Theatre Can Be Murder!