Precious Ramotswe, the No. 1 Lady Detective in Botswana, is surprised to see an old friend, Calvinah Ramoroka, among the guests at a wedding. The two women reconnect over a lunch date and Calvinah tells Precious of her sadness at the recent changes in her daughter, the two hardly speak anymore. Seeing her friend’s distress, Precious of course wants to get to the bottom of this change in behavior to reunite mother and daughter.
Grace is not satisfied with submitting a report exonerating a husband from his wife’s suspicion that he was cheating on her. Despite their surveillance showing nothing shady, Grace wants to dig further.
And their assistant Charlie would like to wed his girlfriend, Queenie-Queenie but he doesn’t have the money for a bride price. Queenie-Queenie has an idea that might get Charlie into hot water.
The characters and their striving to do right make this series a real charmer.— Deon Stonehouse
About the Author
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been bestsellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.