The House of Unexpected Sisters: No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith

House of Unexpected SistersMr. Polopetsi, part time chemistry teacher and occasional detective, has asked Mma Ramotswe to investigate a wrong he feels has occurred. The sister of a fellow teacher has been fired for rudeness to a customer. This lady, Charity Mompoloki, is sure she has done nothing wrong and needs this job to support herself and her children. Naturally, Mma Ramotswe agrees to look into the matter. But her investigations lead to a discovery that will change her life forever. I just love these books. You’d think after 18 of them they would get old, boring. Not so. There is so much more than a mystery to be solved. The descriptions of Botswana take the reader to that hot, dry place. The conversations of the many quirky characters go off in all directions. They are such a pleasure to read. They always leave me smiling. Although this is book 18, it can be read as a standalone, but be forewarned that after reading one, you will want to go back and read the others.

eGalley review                                              Publication date 11.7.17

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