The Double Comfort Safari Club
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... show more
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 fiancé, 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. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans.
Publish date: April 20th 2010
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#11)
Not much detection and investigation in this installment of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, but a delightful read all the same. It's always enjoyable how everything gets tied up so neatly in the end, with nothing more than the laid back (traditional) Botswanan manner of sleuthing.
Like I have come to expect with these books. A book that hooks me and keeps me reading till I am done.
When you buy a Hershey’s Kiss, you know what you are going to get: beautiful foil wrapped around a tiny bite of sweet chocolate. Yum, if you like a tiny bite of sweet chocolate. If you don’t, you don’t buy it.Same with Alexander McCall Smith. You know what you get when you pick up an Alexander McCa...
This book is closer in tone to the earlier works of the No. 1 Detective Agency. There are several cases that Mma. Ramotswe is working on. A late woman from the US had a bequest for a guide @ a Safari Camp that she couldn't remember the name of. The wife of a TV preacher thinks her husband is havi...
Loved this! I was initially worried that all the familiar elements would be tiresome by book #11: Mma Ramotswe and her red bush tea, her late daddy and his cattle, Mma Makutsi's 97%, the feckless apprentices, the orphan farm, Clovis Andersen's Principles of Private Detection, and so on. They're all ...