*The fifth in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
*Highly original 'detective' stories with unique setting and characters for people who are fed up with aggressive literature which dwells on selfishness, discourtesy and conflict.
Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni at the end of the first book, is still engaged. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiance. For indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani, pushy matron of the Orphan Farm.
Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matters on her mind. She has been approached by a wealthy lady - whose fortune comes from successful hair-braiding salons - and has been asked to check up on several suitors. Are these men just interested in her money? This may be difficult to find out, but Mma Ramotswe is, of course, a very intuitive lady . . .
McCall Smith is is a Professor of Medical Law as well as an author who has written over 50 books on a wide range of subjects: from Forensic Aspects of Sleep to The Criminal Law of Botswana, The Perfect Hamburger(children's fiction) to Portuguese Irregular Verbs (short stories).
Forget the library - the body is in the mud hut. An African Marple created by a Scottish law lecturer — Stephen McGinty, Sunday Times
McCall Smith's familiar tone of wry amusement permeates the narrative, as does the detective's wisdom . . . hugely enjoyable — Sunday Times
This is art that conceals art. I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time — Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph
Highly amusing, intelligent and heart-warming — Scotland on Sunday
McCall Smith is a natural born storyteller, filling his prose with rhythm and repetition . . . Charming, quirky and timeless — Scotland on Sunday
McCall Smith's familiar tone of wry amusement permeates the narrative, as does the detective's wisdom ... hugely enjoyable. — SUNDAY TIMES
This is art that conceals art. I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time — Anthony Daniels, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Highly amusing, intelligent and heart-warming — SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
McCall Smith is a natural born storyteller, filling his prose with rhythm and repetition...Charming, quirky and timeless — SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY