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Yes, these women are like dear old friends, the narrator a comforting voice, and the writing a fabulous international trip, but this one has a message and a true heart. There's a double meaning in the title: the two words are the names of the characters and also point to where the story is going to lead. There are a few of these titles I might not suggest, but this one is a must for the Number 1 Ladies fans.
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The traditionally built lady detective of Botswana Mma Precious Remotswe is back for novel #17 in this wonderful series. Joining her is her mechanic husband and proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, their adopted children Motholeli and Puso, her secretary/business partner Grace "97%" Makutsi, ex-apprentice mechanic and current apprentice detective Charlie, mechanic Fanwell, chemist and part time detective and mechanic Mr. Polopetsi, orphan farm matron Mma Portokwane, and of course Grace's long time nemesis Violet Sephotho.
All 17 novels in this glorious light detective series are in my Audible library. Precious and Grace is a wonderful addition. The setting is Gaborone the capital city of the democratic landlocked south African country of Botswana. The novels in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series are as much about the adventures and eccentricity of the various characters as they are about solving mysteries; there are always valuable life lessons learned.
Lisette Lecat narrates all novels in this series in Botswana's speech patters in English. Lecat is very, very good with regional accents.
I highly recommend this book and this series with the understanding that they are more about the foibles of the characters than with high adventure or strong suspense. Author Alexander McCall Smith tells wonderful stories centered around highly developed characters.
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