Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith....a review

This is the thirteenth book in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and it is so good to get my yearly visit with the ladies of Botswana who operate the detective agency.  In this edition they face the dismissal of Mma Potokwane at the orphan farm and the arrest of Fanwell for working on a stolen vehicle.  Phuti Rhadaphuti and Mma Makutsi have hired a sleazebag contractor to build their home and Clovis Anderson is visiting Botswana…..yes, THE Clovis Anderson.  It’s an enjoyable read and great to visit old friends.   I wish Mr Smith could write two or three stories each year, because I love the common sense investigative results put forth by the ladies of the detective agency.   This manner of investigation may be slow, old fashioned and peaceful, but it’s always successful too!

This is the type of reading one can do in a day and if you are seeking a memorable,peaceful read, Mma Ramotswa and her friends can provide an enjoyable time for you.   There is always time for a cup of tea and visiting your neighbors in Botswana.  By visiting, you learn the real stories about people and their problems.   Once you visit, you will want to come back often!   Highly recommend for a change of pace and characters you won't forget!

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