For some time I’ve been tempted by The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith, so I was interested to read Sarah Lyall’s article about him in today’s NY Times. My interest cranked up several notches when I read this description of one of the two new books he’s working on:
The first, to be published in December by Anchor, features the pompous Prof. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology in Regensburg, Germany, the author of “Portuguese Irregular Verbs” and a man consumed by jealousy and suspicion.
Now, that’s my kind of protagonist!