If you know me, you know I love the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. My husband surprised me with the latest one for my birthday in April (I didn’t know it was out yet – I must have been sleeping on the job around here!).
The Double Comfort Safari Club continues the story of Precious Ramotswe and her assistant detective Grace Makutsi in their adventures in solving crime and dilemmas in Botswana. In this installment (#12 in the series,) Grace’s fiancée, Phuti, has suffered a serious accident and is being cared for by his overbearing and overprotective aunt. Precious is trying to find a safari guide who is the beneficiary of a wealthy American woman’s bequest, while dealing with a couple who both think the other is cheating on them. The familiar faces are all present – such the apprentices, Mr. J L B Matekoni, and even Grace’s nemesis, Violet.
I just love this series. I’ve read them all – in order – but I think you could read one on its own if you so chose (they do refer to earlier instances within the novels). I love the language of the characters, the setting, and the fact that I never seem to get tired of reading about these people. HBO had a run of some of these stories (which I rented from Netflix as I don’t have HBO) and I thought it was so well done; I’m sorry that at the moment they don’t seem to be continuing with the series.
Regardless, I highly recommend the books for people who want a light and positive read.
I give this series 5 Stars!