Much more delightful than I expected. I'm not really into big name, consistent bestsellers, so when I actually enjoyed this one I was very surprised. I'm still a little hesitant about a white male author writing the African woman's experience, though. Despite this, I found Mma Ramotswe to be a clever, sensitive, and thoughtful character. The mysteries were sweet little adventures (with the exception of the major one that she solves) that showed off humankind's silly quirks for greed, dishonesty, jealousy and more. Overall, this is much better written than the average NY Times bestselling book.