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The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Barnes & Noble Giving Away Free Bestselling Beach Reads For eBook Users

The New York Times | ROY FURCHGOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you don't mind risking sand in your electronics, this summer you'll have plenty of opportunities to do your beach reading on your phone, computer o...

Alexander McCall Smith: Prolific Author Keeps Churning Them Out

USA Today | Carol Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Best known for his popular series starring "lady detective" Mma Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only female private eye, the prolific McCall Smith is al...

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Endearing, but not Engaging

Jessica Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Gross

If you're looking for a series to watch before bedtime or after a stressful day, The No. Ladies' Detective Agency is for you. But for challenging and emotive television, look elsewhere.

Third Screen: The Really Terrible Orchestra Attacks America

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

I heard novelist Alexander McCall Smith play in his beloved Really Terrible Orchestra at Town Hall Wednesday night, and all I can say is there is absolutely no danger they'll get good any time soon.

Botswana is the Backdrop for New HBO Series

Lola Olley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lola Olley

Shot on location in Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is premiering this Sunday on HBO.

Third Screen: A Big HBO Series About a Woman Named Precious

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

I spoke with Alexander McCall Smith, author of the best-selling The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, about HBO's new series based on the book.

The Late Anthony Minghella's Last Leading Lady, Jill Scott, Remembers Working With Him

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jill Scott, the star of BBC1's winning adaptation of 'The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency', has nothing but praise for its director, Anthony Minghella, ...