Rated Reads

The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, #4)

by Alexander McCall Smith

Rated: None

Precious Ramotswe returns in this delightful detective novel by Alexander McCall Smith. Her fiancé, Mr. JLB Matekoni, has recovered from his bout of depression, but more challenges lie in wait. Mma Ramotswe must help a man seeking to repair old wrongs, learn how to nurture her new adopted children, and help her assistant Mma Makutsi with problems of the heart.

While working as assistant detective and acting manager of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mma Makutsi keeps busy by developing a side business teaching men to type. She greatly enjoys earning some more money but is greatly surprised when one of her students becomes more interested in the teacher than his typewriter.

And for the first time The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency must deal with competition — a new detective agency has opened in Gaborone! Precious Ramotswe navigates all of these obstacles with her customary grace, wisdom and tact, leaving us filled with admiration.

Rated: None. No profanity, one reference to abortion and one character who attempts an affair (but is thwarted). Brief mild violence — one character is set upon by thieves, hit in the head and has to have stitches, and there’s a description of another man being kicked by an ostrich.

— Reviewed by Niki Bissell

Niki is an Ohio mom raising four children. Though her first love is fantasy, she also reads biographies, YA fiction, science fiction, LOTS of children’s lit, and whatever her book club buddies have chosen to read this month.

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Kalahari Typing
  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, #4)
  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Rated: None
  • Genre: Fiction
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