December 15, 2021: Alexander McCall Smith with Joseph Kanon

Writers Bloc Presents

Alexander McCall Smith with Joseph Kanon

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

12:00pm PST


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Who can refuse a most delightful and wise helping of detective fiction– especially when the detective is upbeat, dedicated to solving not only the problems at hand, but ones that exist just below the surface? Who can refuse a detective who is not only clever, but funny as well? Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has a new case: The Joy and Light Bus Company. Our heroine, our chief Detective, Mma Ramotswe, has the distinction of being the premiere private detective in Botswana. While justice is her mission, she solves much more than the case at hand. Her methods might differ from our other favorite literary sleuths, but she always gets things done– with community and family support, and with a nice cup of tea. There’s much truth and beauty to behold in these novels.

Joseph Kanon is the internationally acclaimed and Edgar Award -winning author of spy thrillers such as Defectors; Leaving Berlin; The Good German; and so many others. His books combine heart-stopping action with provocative and cerebral explorations of espionage set against the historical backdrop of post WWII intrigue. His novels are so action-packed and thrilling; we recommend plentiful supplies of Mma Romotswe’s restorative tea for quick recovery.

Joseph Kanon Photo Credit: Chad Griffith