First of all, I hate this new editor business for several reasons. (Just wanted to make that clear up front.)
Those who know me know I read the books of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series as they come out. I’ve done this since the first book in 1999. The Colors of All the Cattleis the 19th in the series.
The Colors of All the Cattle
by Alexander McCall Smith
2018 / 240 pages
read by Lisette Lecat – 9h 36m
rating 9 (because I’m a fan)
As usual the Detective Agency of Precious Ramotswe has several balls in the air at once. She has consented to run for council because her friend is very persuasive and also because a big developer wants to do something rather outlandish with the property and it’s located next to a cemetery. Running against her wants to do something rather outlandish with the property and it’s located next to a cemetery. Running against her is Violet Supoto, a villainous character who is a regular in the series.
Meanwhile, she’s working on a hit-and-run case in which Charlie, the apprentice detective in her office, follows some leads he thinks up and gets in some troubles there. But Charlie has his own life issues now – a girlfriend, of sorts.
Of course Mma, the title used for all women, Grace Makutsi has her own issues related to the hotel and campaign – why are women getting involved in men’s business her husband wants to know?
All in all it’s a very worthy addition to the series and I enjoyed myself reading it.