Book Review of Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7)

Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7)
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Once again I returned to Botswana and the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. The issues in this mystery are blackmail, drug fraud, weight loss and happiness - strange mixture indeed but Smith weaves it all together to make a warm, humorous story. Precious Ramotswe's intent to lose weight is an all too human effort. At the same time she pursues the identity of a blackmailer and searches out a case of drug fraud perhaps perpetuated by a physician. And happiness comes from the purchase of a beautiful blue shoes too small for the buyer and an expensive leather chair comfortable enough for its owner. There is something about these little mysteries that I find so relaxing and enjoyable.