No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Title: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Genre: Mystery
Series: No1 Ladies Detective Agency (1)
Ranking: Good
LibraryThing: Title:No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency ISBN:978-0-349-11675-4 (Add Book)
Type: Owned
Read: 2007-10-19

Wayward daughters. Missing husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only -- and finest -- female private detective.


This was recommended by someone on LJ. I actually found the BBC radio play first, which was delightful, and I'm hoping that this is equally delightful.

(later) It was, but in a different way. The play was all dialogue, while the book was a lot of description. But both have a lovely deceptively simple style, and Precious Ramotswe was indeed delightful. Common sense and insight win the day.