This series, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, is now up to 17 volumes. This engaging series, set in Botswana, has the kind of characters you wish you knew in person. I talked about the first one in the series, here. I know I read two more, but apparently didn’t get around to blogging them. Oh, well. This is why I started the blog — to keep track of what I am reading because I have the memory of a gnat.
Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective agency for ladies and others in Botswana) is established, its founder, Precious Ramotswe, can look upon her life with pride: she’s reached her late thirties (“the finest age to be”), has a house, two children, a good fiancé — Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni — and many satisfied customers. But life is never without its problems. It turns out that her adopted son is responsible for the dead hoopoe bird in the garden; her assistant, Mma Makutsi, wants a husband and needs help with her idea to open the Kalahari Typing School for Men; and now a sexist rival has no trouble opening his Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency across town.