Precious RamotsweRead about another entry on the list.
Founder of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Botswana, Ramotswe may be this list’s only real extrovert. For a while her optimism, energy, and kindness blind the perpetrators, and even the reader, to how well she can work out confusing situations. Her books might be too light for people who expect their detectives to constantly find themselves in the middle of sordid, simmering family feuds or become the target of fiendish and well-connected criminal masterminds, but Ramotswe lacks drama, not brains, courage, or talent.
Precious Ramotswe appears among Ellen Wehle's top eight fresh fictional female detectives, Ian Holding's top ten books that teach us something about southern Africa, and Adrian McKinty's ten best lady detectives.