Welcome to Botswana! It’s a quiet African country, where a traditionally built lady decides to use her inheritance to start the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Alexander McCall Smith, a Scot, deftly describes a people who have the same foibles we do, but in a gentler world. You are drawn into Mma Precious Ramotswe’s love of her country and its people, and along the way, gentle puzzles are solved with care and perception.