Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A brief visit to Bostswana

"In the Company of Cheerful Ladies" is a story of a short time in Ma Ramotswe's life.

Mma Ramotswe is the founder of The Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana. She's surprised when she comes home after a trying day and discovers a man who crawls out from under her bed and runs away. What made her even more surprised is that the man wasn't wearing any pants.

The start of the story seemed to be a prequel to what would be happening later on. The scene of the man running from Ma Ramotswe's home in that state of undress seemed like a scene of a Pink Panther movie with Inspector Clouseau.

Other mysteries in the story are of Mma Ramotswe's former husband returning home and attempting to blackmail her. The other area that she attempts to investigate is what was behind an employee of Mma Ramotswe's husband who quits his job to be with a wealthy woman.

We never find out what the story was about the man under the bed and the rest of the story is a simple story with no violence and filled with happy people


Kelly said...

This is a series that I have loved since I read the very first book. Some critics claim they are much ado about nothing, but it's that simplicity I find so appealing.

I've read the first 13 in the series and just ordered #14 for my collection (in paperback). I'm looking forward to it.

Man of la Book said...

Hi Mike,

hope you're feeling better. Seems like a nice short book, I really like books about Africa.

Michael Draper said...

Thanks for the comments Kelly and Zohar. I always enjoy hearing from you and I appreciate the time to stop by.


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