One of the International Books of the Year Times Literary Supplement
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency consists of one woman - the engaging and sassy Precious Ramotswe, who sets up shop in Gaborone, Botswana. A cross between Kinsey Millhone and Miss Marple, this unlikely heroine specialises in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and imposters. When she sets out on the trail of a missing child, she is tumbled headlong into some strange situations and not a little danger.
McCall weaves together tragedy and humour to create a deliciously memorable and witty tale of human desires and foibles.