6 Degrees of Separation: No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

January 6, 2018 | 8 comments


6 Degrees of Separation is a book meme hosted by Kate at Books are My Favorite and Best. The goal is to construct a chain with 6 other books, using any criteria you want, and see where you end up.

The starting book this month is Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. It is the first book in a series, with the same name, about Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s leading, and only, female private detective. I have not read it.

A book about a group of ladies who solve crimes that I have read, and really enjoyed, is 1st to Die by James Patterson. It is the first book in the Women’s Murder Club series. All books in the series has consecutive numbers in the title.

Another series where the titles are in a pattern is the Patrick Bowers Files by Steven James. The first book is called The Pawn, and the rest of the titles are all named after different chess pieces.

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll is based on a game of chess, with Alice being the pawn and the other chess pieces being embodied by other characters.

In the prequel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a lot of the characters were based on a deck of cards.

A Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder is structured as a deck of cards, with each chapter of the book being one card. One of the subtle themes in the book is philosophy.

Philosophy is also the main theme in Jostein Gaarder’s more famous novel Sophie’s World.

This time, my chain took me from No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, via some of my favourite series and books, to Sophie’s World.

Why don’t you join us and make your own chain? Starting with No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, where will you end up? Visit Books Are My Favourite and Best to read the rules and see who else made a chain this month.