Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Comes to TV

I read THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY by Alexander McCall Smith when it first came out in 2003; and I read it again last year for my book club. Both times, I loved the characters and thought the author did a great job of infusing lots of humor into these mysteries. I have since read every book in the series as soon as I can get my hands on them. I just love how the main character, Precious Ramotswe, is always making "spot on" observations about the people she encounters.

I was very excited to hear the HBO has just finished a 2-hour pilot based on the series. Thirteen more shows will be filmed this summer in Botswana. I have high hopes for this show because 1) I love the books and 2) HBO knows how to do t.v. Click here for more information on the show.

If you haven't read this book or any in the series, you should give at least one a try. My entire book club liked the THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, even those that don't like mysteries. Here is a link to a discussion guide just in case you might be interested in reading it for your book club.


Amy said...

I am so interested in seeing how this tv series works out. I've only read the first book, but it does seem a bit ambitious to me, being set in Botswana and all! :)

I really enjoyed the first book and hope to read the others some day, if my TBR pile doesn't collapse and crush me first. :-)

Julie said...

I thought it was going to be a feature film too?

Anonymous said...

I've only read the first book but highly enjoyed it. I also thought it was just going to be a feature film, I didn't know it was going to be an entire series. HBO does a great job though. I hope it comes to DVD soon after airing!