A review of this — 4 years ago
What a charming book! It had been on my to-read list for some time, and I regret that it took me so long to get to.
Precious Ramotswe is a clever, plucky woman in her 30s who decides to open a detective agency — the only such agency run by women — in her native country of Botswana. Although business is initially slow, the locals soon warm up to the idea and Mma Ramotswe takes on cases ranging from missing husbands and stolen cars to false fathers and fraudulent doctors. Getting to know Mma Ramotswe is a hoot, as is meeting her friends and clients. Throughout it all, Botswana’s beauty and charm subtly take center stage.