The next book chosen for me the all-knowing TBR jar is one I recently received from a Paperback Swap exchange- the first of Alexander McCall Smith’s mystery series, No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
This was a pleasant change of pace from what I typically read, and it is definitely fitting for the beginning of summer on the East Coast as it takes place in Botswana (which I can only imagine is hotter than hell).
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency tells the story of Mma Precious Ramotswe, the very definition of a sassy black woman, who opens her own business as a private detective in her home country of Botswana. We learn a great deal about her background as a survivor of abuse and how these experiences and humble upbringings drive her be a quick, witty, and successful private detective. She is beyond clever and, perhaps most telling, she don’t need no man.