What’s It About? (from Goodreads) It’s the detective as folk hero, solving crimes through an innate, self-possessed wisdom that, combined with an understanding of human nature, invariably penetrates into the heart of a puzzle. If Miss Marple were fat and jolly and lived in Botswana–and decided to go against any conventional notion of what an unmarried woman should do, spending the money she got from selling her late father’s cattle to set up a Ladies’ Detective Agency–then you have an idea of how Precious sets herself up as her country’s first female detective. Once the clients start showing up on her doorstep, Precious enjoys a pleasingly successful series of cases.
Why This? Probably because I heard about and saw the trailers for this show on HBO. I don’t even have HBO. Yes, I have issues. But Jill Scott just looked so sweet, and earnest and pretty in the promos that I wanted to see what the story was all about. It also takes place in Gaborone, Botswana- and I haven’t read anything about that country yet, I don’t think. So now I have it, and we will see how long it takes me to get around to reading it. That’s why loves these posts. I can always come back and figure out that it took me two years to getting around to reading this book. Well, hopefully not that long.
This is the first in the series so I am hoping that I will love it and have more of these to look forward to reading. I need a good mystery/detective novel series.
Has anyone read any of these books? Are they good? I think I’ve heard they’re good. This one looks like it should be good.