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Separated at Birth: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and "Women's Murder Club"

Separated at Birth: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and "Women's Murder Club"

From "Bones" to "The Closer," female detectives are hot right now. So hot, in fact, that two suspiciously similar projects, "Women's Murder Club" (pictured above) and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, are currently in development (the latter just cast Anika Noni Rose). Lest you be confused should the topic arise at your next cocktail party, I've put together this handy guide to telling the projects apart.

Title What is it? Adapted from Premise Location Stars It's like ...
"Women's Murder Club" A new ABC drama scheduled for Friday nights in the fall A series of books by James Patterson A group of women working in the justice system come together to solve crime San Francisco Angie Harmon, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar, Tyrees Allen "Law & Order" meets Steel Magnolias
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency A new movie by Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella A series of books by Alexander McCall Smith An African woman establishes herself as her country's first female detective Botswana Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose "Murder She Wrote" in the savanna

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pepperatstate pepperatstate 9 years
It's like a Cagney and Lacey revival.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
i knwo i wont be watching #1 detective agency. i tried getting through the book but it just wasnt inspiring. maybe i'll check out 'women's murder club' and see how that is.
blogsap blogsap 10 years
i've tried to read #1 a few times - now i'm motivated to read it! i love reading books before they make them into movies.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Great job, Buzz! Both projects look interesting, but then again, I'm a sucker for mysteries.
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