The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Collection by Alexander McCall SmithI love this series . Whilst there are many who are critical of Alexander McCall Smiths work for being light non serious works I think they are missing the point. They are joyful to read BECAUSE they are light . The characters in this series ( and in his others) become like familiar friends and family and each book is like having a lovely catch up on their goings on. The humour is gentle but ever present , the characters are well rounded and you form attachments that are strong enough to want to find out what happens to them next .
This particular series is set in Botswana and I think McCall Smith captures some of the graciousness and humour of that country beautifully and all of the characters endear themselves to you . There is a common thread of gentle philosophy and ponderings on the human condition and human conundrums that crops up in all his works and which adds to the enjoyment of reading them .
I would always recommend this series ( and the Sunday Philosophy Club series) to anyone who is feeling a little battered and bruised by the world or having a stressful time . They offer a light escape for a few hours and you come to the end of each book feeling refreshed as though you had been on a little holiday ..and the musings and goings on of his characters always leave you with a teensy bit more faith in humanity than you had when you opened the pages .
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Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit, and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger. Delightfully different, The No. Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands.
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are afoot. Matekoni wants be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband, and Mma Makutsi is considering leaving the agency, taking her near perfect score on the Botswana Secretarial College typing exam with her Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that
Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit, and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger. Delightfully different, The No. Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. This remarkably fresh and charming best-seller took the world by storm upon its publication. Mma 'Precious' Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues. Excellent in all regards!