Monday, August 1, 2011

The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith

The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #9)The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even before this series got picked up for television, I thought it was perfect for tv. The detective agency has short, episodic cases and the main characters, while they do change, do it gradually. These books don't have a lot of high drama and suspense, but rather a comfortable, easy pace, like a long walk with good conversation to make the miles fly by.

I first met Mma Ramotswe when I found the first of these books for sale at Costco. That was where I'd try out new authors, from their book table. After I read the first book, I immediately went to get the others. Alexander McCall Smith is capable of evoking vivid images with deceptively simple prose, and when I read these books I feel like I am in a place much warmer and sunnier than London, with acacia trees and the good company of these characters. Thanks to Kindle, I'll be buying the rest of the series at Costco prices in short order!

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