Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It's a great day for mystery lovers! Two of our most popular series have new books out in hardcover this week: Jacqueline Winspear with her Maisie Dobbs series and Alexander McCall Smith with his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
Alexander McCall Smith is an amazingly prolific author (more than 60 books!), with five series underway currently: The No. 1 Ladies' Detectve Agency series, The Isabel Dalhousie series, The Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, The 44 Scotland Street series, and the newly started Corduroy Mansions series. Like Maisie Dobbs, Precious Ramotswe is a dearly loved character, and her fans eagerly pounce on the newest installment each time. Smith was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He currently lives in Scotland. You can read more about him and about his myriad other books at his website.