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

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A divorced woman uses an inheritance from her father to start the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana.

This was a fun read. The characters make the story in this book, most definitely. The plot seemed to jump from place to place at times, but it didn’t matter because Mma Ramotswe was a delight to read about. Unlike other mysteries which usually centre on one case for the entire book, Mma Ramotswe has many cases – some big, some small – as she starts her business. This was a great departure from all the psychological thrillers and traditional detective novels I’ve been reading lately. I’ll be on the lookout for more of the series.


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