In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Alexander McCall Smith, Lisette Lecat (Narrator) Precious Ramotswe, is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made to her by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. — Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicy... more »cle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a large silver Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well but who admires her greatly.
Sixth in the very cozy No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series set in Botswana, Africa. Though this series is definitely not heavy on the mystery, I love it, and each visit to Precious Ramotswe's world always leaves me feeling refreshed and hopeful. In this episode, there are issues with an intruder hiding under Mma Ramotswe's bed, one of the apprentices at Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's garage quitting and getting involved with a rich older woman, Mma Ramotswe's first husband Note, a cruel and abusive jazz musician who has been away in Johannesburg, making a return visit to Gabarone, and Mma Makutsi taking dancing lessons. Enjoyable as always and hard to put down once you start one.
I love this whole series. Sweet, funny, charming. These are mysteries, but not dead-body mysteries, and there are typically a few under consideration at one time. The depictions of the characters and of Botswana are beautiful, as is the prose.
I have been reading this series the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency and have enjoyed all of the books so far. There is just the right touch of humor and intrigue to keep you interested in the story. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.