Thursday, August 7, 2008

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

So I have a new favorite series right now: the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In the books you follow Mma Ramotswe as she sets up and runs her own detective agency. It is different than a regular mystery genre book in that the main point of the story is not necessarily the cases that she is solving. Instead you are just following along her day to day life and the lives of the other characters in the books. It takes place in Botswana and the author, having lived in Africa for some time, has an air of credibility. They are not necessarily "page-turner/can't put them down books"; they are just wholesome and sweet with characters that grow along with the series. It took me a little while to get into the first book... but once I did, I couldn't stop. I'd highly recommend them. Also, I listened to some of these books on audio and the reader is phenomenal... I'd highly recommend that also.


kristal said...

i'm always looking for a fun read...thanks for the recommendation, carolyn!

Molly said...

Hi Carolyn! I was really excited about this series when I discovered them, but for some reason I just couldn't get into it--must have been the post-partum fog. I'll have to try them again if I can get my hands on some. Thanks for the recommendation!