West Sound Reads is proud to present best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, who will appear at the Commons at Bainbridge High School to read from and discuss his latest No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel, Precious and Grace. Eagle Harbor Books, Liberty Bay Books and the Kitsap Regional Library are delighted to partner for this West Sound Reads event.
This event is free and open to the public. Purchase of the book from EHBC or Liberty Bay Books prior to the event will give customers priority in the signing line.
The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series will be released Oct. 11. You can preorder the book below, or visit either store.
Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The co-director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts. So when a young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case, it's up to her alone to solve it — with her signature intuition and insight, of course. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. The difficult search — and the unexpected results — will remind them all that sometimes it's those we think we know best who most surprise us.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.