The No 1 ladies' detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith

About the book

The No. 1 LadiesDetective Agency is one woman, Precious Ramotswe, working out of a breezeblock office in Botswana. A cross between Kinsey Millhone and Miss Marple, Precious makes an unlikely heroine as she embarks on a very African mystery.

Reviewed by Titchfield Abbey WI

We all enjoyed this charming book. It held our interest right from the start when Mma Ramotswe solved the mystery of the bogus “Daddy”. The details of Mma Ramotswe’s early life and that of her father’s was cleverly woven into the story. We liked the descriptions of Botswana, the atmosphere of the land itself, seemed quite magical – so different from our own. We look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Star rating ****

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2 thoughts on “The No 1 ladies' detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith”

  1. Review by Faregrove court
    An enjoyable light read – affectionate portrayal of Botswana life and people.
    Star rating **


  2. Review by Mulberry
    Mixed opinions – more against than for. All felt the description of the countryside was good , you could feel the heat. Not inspired to read more of the author’s books.
    Star rating **


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