THE NO.1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY published in 1998, introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe, the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana’s only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE took us further into this world, and now, continuing the adventures of Mma Ramotswe, MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, finds her expanding her business to take in the world of car repair and a beauty pageant. Alexander McCall Smith’s sense of humour and gentle charm have created a substantial cult following. MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS will win him yet more fans.
My take: 3.5 looks
Another fun romp through Botswana, Africa … solving mysteries and getting on with the lives of characters we met in the first book of this delightful series.
I was a little confused by the title of this one, since the “beautiful girls” issue was very late in the book. While it is a fun and catchy title, it doesn’t do the story justice in the least. However, if that’s the only thing that put me off, I’d say McCall Smith has another winner!
Looking forward to the next book in this series, and what happens with these men and women in whom I am becoming very invested!