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Friday, September 19, 2014

Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith (#11)

The Double Comfort Safari Club (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency #11)The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jacket Blurb:  Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor--not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.
Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana's remote and striking Okavango Delta.
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi's fiance, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation

To say the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books are fast reads would be a bit of an understatement.   Delightful, entertaining, perfect for a very lazy weekend afternoon or a day at the beach kinda book. 

The adventures, advise and wisdom of Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi continue.  Mma Makutsi's fiancee is grievously injured and she must face a bitter Auntie over her rights as a fiancee with Rra Ratiphuti's care.  Mma Ramotswe makes several assumptions which lead to the realization that despite what her friends or her snap judgement says, one must set aside first thoughts and impressions and focus on finding the facts. 

I really liked this book.  It had a nice cadence and flow to the stories that made them seem more interlinked than in past books.  The little bits of wisdom and insite had me both chuckling in amusement and nodding my head at the simplicity of the statement. 

Recommended.  Reading series in order helpful, but not necessarily required.

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