The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is the first in a series about a detective agency in Botswana founded by Precious Ramotswe. She is a woman of about forty of “traditional” size, widowed and alone. Her beloved father has died and with her inheritance has bought a new home an office and decided to be a private detective.
She hires a secretary because you need one to be respectable.
Mma. Ramotswe is fortunate because she has hired a woman who is intelligent and ambitious to be a good secretary. Soon they have their first case. With wisdom and common sense and a book about how to be a detective, Mma. Ramotswe and her secretary begin their careers.
I enjoyed these easy reads because they are filled with interesting characters, straight talking, humor, heart and humanity – my recipe for good books and good movies. I think adolescent girls would like them, too.
Even if a man wrote them!