Precious Ramotswe

Created by Alexander McCall Smith One of the most unlikely but likable of private eyes, PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE is a fat jolly young (she's only 22 in the first novel) woman who sets up The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, thus becoming that emerging south African nation's first female detective. Although there's something downright … Continue reading Precious Ramotswe

Murder in the Library: Cookbooks by Mystery Authors (and Their Detectives)

"I Got Some Cooking to Do"   "I got some cooking to do." -- Cora in The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain "Food counts, I'll bear that out. In times of trouble, eat well, don't skimp. Look after yourself. Don't live out of the microwave. Use love and care." -- George Webb in … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Cookbooks by Mystery Authors (and Their Detectives)