Morality for Beautiful Girls
In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important “Government Man,” and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and... show more
In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important “Government Man,” and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fianc?’s Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems.
Publish date: November 12th 2002
Publisher: Random House Anchor
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#3)
After reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency a couple of years ago, I accumulated a few of these, and went through 6 in less than a month. They're very quick reads - I read 2 and part-of-a-third in one day.They're very entertaining, charming, and compulsively readable. Although marketed as myster...
I am digging this whole series. The stories are just so good, and the writing so simple, without being infantile or boring. Have 4 through 9 on my shelf waiting to be read!
Light fun, but it didn't hold together as well as Tears of the Giraffe. Smith has trouble keeping his characters consistent and showing their changes over time. Like a weekly sitcom, they seem to revert. I don't buy Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's depression, for example--it appears to exist solely to be a pl...
I definitely like these books for the view into Botswana rather than the mysteries (they aren't particularly mysterious anyway).
Once again Mma. Ramotswe goes on with common sense and much kindness to solve the problems presented to her. An easy, quick and fun read.