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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

lahlstedt, January 13, 2010

I had gotten into something of a rut, reading mostly British mystery novels. I just didn't seem interested in anything else. One day at the library I checked out the audio book version of "No. 1 Ladies'", even though I was pretty sure I wouldn't get very far in it. After all, it wasn't set in London, and there didn't seem to be any good murders to solve, so I wasn't sure it was the book for me. How wrong I was! I was instantly captivated by the setting and characters of this charming book. Precious Ramotswe starts her own detective agency after inheriting a herd of cattle upon her father's death. Luckily for her, she is able to hire the efficient (if somewhat uptight) Grace Makutsi, proud graduate of the Botswana Secretarial College, as her secretary. Although there aren't any earth-shattering mysteries to solve, they do work together to help people with their everyday problems and worries. The author's admiration for the people and country of Botswana really shines through. I was so happy to discover Mma Ramotswe's world, and I anxiously await each new installment in the series!
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