Another wonderful chapter (the 9th in the series) in the colourful lives of these down-to-earth people and their moralistic way of life. There are crimes to solve, a lady’s relatives to find but the real charm of this series is the continuing relationship of the main characters. In this one we learn a lot more about the fostered children, Motholeli and Puso. It’s another lovely mix of gentle philosophy and life-affirming commentary. A joy to read.
It has never occurred to Precious Ramotswe that there might be disadvantages to being the best-known lady detective in Botswana. But when she receives a threatening anonymous letter, she is compelled to reconsider her unconquerable belief in a kind world and good neighbours.
While she ponders the identity of the letter-writer Mma Ramotswe has a further set of problems to solve, both professional and personal. There is an adopted child’s poignant search for her true family, and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni’s pursuit of an expensive miracle for their own foster daughter Motholeli.
With these latest developments on Tlokweng Road, Alexander McCall Smith reveals with all his brilliant storytelling skill that there are very few troubles that cannot be solved with kindness, and very few dry seasons that do not end with welcome rain.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
‘The books possess a beguiling simplicity that is hard to convey without making them seem fey, when in fact they are direct, vivid and down-to-earth … what he achieves in his No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels is the depiction in the lives of his main characters of a benign system of morality’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Nothing spoils [McCall Smith’s] vision of Botswana as a place where decent people triumph over mischief-makers’ SUNDAY TIMES
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||5th February 2009|
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Alexander McCall Smith was our Guest Editor in July 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series ...More About Alexander McCall Smith