Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blogging Book Goal- Book #37

This book has a funny story behind the whole "me reading it," part.

I had remembered my sister talking about woman who was a detective mystery series, so while at the local used book shop, I spotted Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 ladies' Detective Agency," series, which I remembered as being best sellers when I worked at the book store.

So, naturally, I texted my sister to make sure she definitely approved of the series, then picked up the first 3 for about 4 dollars a piece!

I devoured this book. Seriously. It was just a very interesting, easy read. The characters were well developed and the plot line was intriguing.

So, I called my sister up and thanked her for recommending the series. She was all "Yeah, I love James Patterson." and I was like "what? No, it's Alexander McCall Smith." and she was like "No way, it's totally James Patterson."

This went on awhile until we were both thoroughly confused.

Finally, I said something along the lines of "Heather! I'm looking athe book! It is NOT James Patterson."

And you heard the dawning revelation. "Um, what series did you say it was? Don't you mean the Women's Murder Club? Because that is the series I read! Sorry!"

Thanks big Sis, for recommending a series you had never read.

Good thing they turned out excellently!

This series is about a woman detective, Precious, in Botswana, who is appealed to by many local citizens to find answers for the problems in their lives. She may not solve high profile cases, bu there is always alot of heart in the cases she takes on. Plus the beautiful scenery and people of Botswana draws you in and keeps you asking for more.

HBO has begun to make the books into a tv series. We don't have HBO, but I can't wait for them to be out on DVD!


Cara said...

They ARE out on DVD! Actually the films were on our to-do list for all going to Sub-Saharan African People groups for FPO! Of course I also grabbed up the book to read, and thoroughly enjoyed it, as well. :D

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a great book, and soon to be on HBO, I love reading a book and then watching the movie/show. FYI-- I gave you an award on my page!

Kristin said...

i love this book and the whole series! my mom read them a few years ago and would just laugh and laugh and laugh out loud and we would get so annoyed. well then I read them and guess who was aughing out loud! haha

Heather said...

Sounds like a fantastic book, I think you are inspiring me to read more! :)

Kelley said...

oooo i can't wait to read them!

Anonymous said...

You are so very welcome.

Llama said...

sounds great! i must try!

Callie said...

That sounds like a good one! I'm deifnitely a mystery/suspense kind of girl, so I'd probably love it too!