I love the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. You cannot beat the series for a mystery with a change of pace from the usual whodunnit. The pace of life, and different attitudes makes for a book that can transport you to a different place.
Having said that, while this was a very entertaining book, I found it fell just slightly short of previous books in the series. Not that I think that anyone reading this book in isolation would notice, but there were some earlier themes I expected to be continued in this book, which were not. For example, very little mention was made of the orphaned brother and sister that Precious Ramotswe and her husband adopted.
Not that there is usually a major crime to solve in these books, but there was one "whodunnit" that I guessed very early on, largely due to the blurb on the back of the book. That's a bit of a shame!
Overall, though, this was every bit as enjoyable as the rest of the series.
This is the latest in the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series, and as much fun as all the other books! The series is a look into a culture that many of us will never see, with a wise and charming "traditional" African lady. Fun for mystery fans, and fun for anyone who likes smart women as well!
This series is delightful! And though you can pick up any book and read it alone, it is so much better to start at the beginning (#1 Ladies' Detective Agency). This one features a lot of Mma Makutsi, whom I happen to like a lot. I don't want to give anything away, just know that this latest installation is lots of fun!
This is book is #7 in the series.
This story takes place in Botswana. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office, faulty blood pressure readings are discovered in a local medicl office. There's a new advice columnist with rather curt advice. Do Mma Makutsi"s fahionable new blue shoes buy her happiness?
More from Precious Ramotswe and her marvelous detective agency. Precious is part social worker, part seer and part sensible-lady-next-door.