Thursday, July 13, 2017

Currently Reading: Blue Shoes and Happiness

I can't believe it's been three years since I've read a book from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. I love this series, it's cozy yet has these interesting mysteries and wonderfully charming characters. Although I've read 10 out of the 18 books, I haven't necessarily read them in order for the most part. But the way that they are written make it's easy to follow along whenever I read one out of order.

Book: Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency book #7) by Alexander McCall Smith

Edition: Paperback


Now that she is finally and happily married to her long-term suitor Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency of Botswana might have expected life to go grow more sedate. But the many problems that lead customers to Mma Ramotswe's door seem, if anything, to have multiplied, and no sooner has she settled her traditionally built person into the married state than she finds herself looking into several troublesome matters at once.

There is, to begin with a disturbing case of blackmail and theft from the government catering college; then, while on an errand for her husband to the Mokolodi Game Reserve, Mma Ramotswe is seconded to investigate an unpleasant atmosphere that may be down to witchcraft -- or something worse. And all the time Mma Ramotswe has weighty questions of a philosophical nature to consider, such as whether it is right to find happiness in small things like a new pair of blue shoes, a slice of cake or a red sunset over the Kalahari.

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