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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
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Nov 17, 08


An African woman uses her inheritance to open a detective agency even though she has no previous experience. Using her steady mind and logic she starts with small town problems, and then as she gains peoples' trust and recognition, is handed harder cases to solve, proving to herself and the community that an independent and hopeful woman can reach her dreams as well as any man.

I enjoyed reading about the cases she was handed in Africa, and the techniques she used to solve them. The main character made me chuckle, sympathize, and hurt along with her at life's twists and turns. An interesting look into another part of the world where everything is different, but the core is the same.
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