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April 1, 2017 | madame librarian
We’re celebrating Cultural Diversity Month in April! Check out these series--there’s a detective for every holiday destination.
Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her. Based on the books by Alexander McCall Smith.
Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his staff work to solve mysteries in the Shetland Islands. Based on the books by Ann Cleeves.
The soon-to-be Empress of China asks an exiled detective to solve a murder mystery before her coronation.
Sgt. Jack Driscoll had to leave Dublin fast when his affair with a senior officer's wife was discovered. But Jack's father, Gerry, comes to his son's aid. Recently retired from his post as Garda Sergeant in a small Connemara town, Gerry manages to 'swing it' so that Jack inherits the job. Jack's now on his own, in charge of hundreds of square miles of remote, beautiful rural Ireland.
Based on the early exploits of India's first true-blue detective. This is set in WWII torn Calcutta during the 1940s and follows the first adventure of Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, as his pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.
Jack Irish, is a brooding antihero of Australia. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or out-drink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him: a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution... Based on the books by Peter Temple.
Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories-and animosities-run deep. He's an experienced cop with a 1971 'classic' car, a collection of country music cassettes, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. The new woman in his life is his assistant, Detective Constable Kristin Sims a by-the-book investigator nearly twenty years younger than her boss's car, who quickly has to get used to his lone-wolf ways. As Shepherd adapts to the slower pace of life away from the city, he soon discovers that Brokenwood is a place of secrets and suspicions. Everyone and everything is connected, and the serenity of the countryside can easily be shattered by violence and death.
Filmed amid the beautiful landscape of New Zealand's North Island, feature-length mysteries show that murder can haunt even the most idyllic locations.
Three new crime dramas based on the best selling books by Henning Mankell - Sidetracked, Firewall, and One Step Behind follow Inspector Kurt Wallander, a disillusioned everyman, as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in southern Sweden.