I absolutely LOVED the series on TV and have since collected four of the eight in the book series by Alexander McCall Smith. The three soft covers in the above photo were actually bought in Amesbury, England at a charity shop for £1 each!
Synopsis for The Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency:
* A highly original ‘detective’ novel with unique setting and characters, this is the first of four ‘Botswana’ titles are both beautiful and charming.
Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you’ve got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s only – and finest – female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she’s got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger …Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.