Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BOOK: The Number One Ladies Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith

Tea Time For the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith, 212 pages
The Double Comfort Safari Club, 221 pages

Series Project

Oh dear, the end of this series for me is nearing for me. Only one more published, and maybe another one on its way. Precious Ramotswe is the most wonderful character, and I enjoy my time with her. She's not perfect - she gets annoyed by her assistant Grace, but she understands what Grace has gone through and why she acts like she does. Empathy, it works!

The mysteries in these books are quite slim, but there are problems to be solved. That is about as far as I can go in calling these mysteries. Precious is a detective, but she understands that most of her job involves listening, or simply asking what she wants to find out.

Recurring characters, a pot of red bush tea, Violet Sophotho (Grace's nemesis), waiting for Grace and Phuti to marry, and the apprentices. Same old, same old - in a good way.