The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall-Smith

Published August 5, 2012

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall-Smith

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Somehow I have not managed to read any of these detective agency stories, even though I know they are immensely popular, and there was a TV show made recently as well. However, the first of the series was in the recent Kindle sale so I snapped it up and set about reading.

I’m so glad I finally found my way to read all about Mma Ramotswe’s adventures. There’s something so gentle and endearing about both the character and the way the stories are told, and yet it’s so different to anything I’ve read and the world I live in; it was a bizarre mixture.

I loved it though. From start to finish, I was captivated. My only bugbear was the way the backstory felt shoehorned in, but all the history itself was fascinating and set up the character in her current situations perfectly. A brilliant book, like indulging in some old family tales told in a gentle and unhurried fashion, I have the second in the series on my wishlist already.

Rating: Unrated

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