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Visit Zimbabwe and Botswana with Stories

Lion
Lion

Destination: Botswana and Zimbabwe, Africa

Book: The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa by Alexander McCall Smith

Since I was first introduced to Alexander McCall Smith through his funny, thoroughly delightful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, the first of a series that has a world-wide audience, I have been curious about why a Scotsman is writing about Africa. Continue reading Visit Zimbabwe and Botswana with Stories

Scotland Mystery Books for the Traveler

Destination: Scotland

Authors: Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith

Nope, we’re not talking Loch Ness Monster here.  Some readers recommended some good mysteries for the traveler to read on the way to Scotland.

The British Isles seem to produce enormous numbers of mystery writers. But although Agatha Christie may have been the mother of the cozy mystery, Conan Doyle was not the first mystery story writer.  That distinction belongs to Edgar Alan Poe.

But back to Scotland, where some writers have attracted our readers’ attention. Continue reading Scotland Mystery Books for the Traveler