Saturday, September 25, 2010

Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith is the third book in the Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, a series about the continued adventures of lady detective, Precious Ramotswe.

This book, and the books before and after, are fantastically charming to me. Mma Ramotswe is a compelling and believable character, as is her friend and assistant, Mma Makutse, and her handsome fiance Mr. J. L. B. Matekone.

In this installment of her several adventures, Mma Ramotswe must investigate the allegations of an important "Government Man" who believes a certain person is trying to poison his brother.

She is also faced with the strange appearance of a little boy who has wandered in from the wilderness, alone, naked, and smelling of... lions?

These as well as the other trials Mma Ramotswe faces in this book with her wit and candor, make the book a fun and refreshing read, with a healthy dose of suspense to keep me enthralled until the very last word. Mr. Smith is a gifted writer, and I adore this book as well as the others in the series!