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The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine
No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series – Book XVI
Alexander McCall Smith

Little, Brown
17 September 2015/ ISBN 9781408706664
Mystery / Fiction

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Although she is not aware of it, apparently Mma Ramotswe is in dire need of a vacation. At least, this is what her friend and partner Mma Makutsi insists so she ends up taking one. Trouble is, not only does Mma Ramotswe discover she is at rather a loose end, but she also ends up being embroiled in their latest case. And what is Violet Sephotho up to now?

I know I am always saying this, but this wonderful series of life affirming books ought to be available on prescription. With her wise and compassionate outlook on life, Mma Ramotswe truly is the woman who walked in sunshine. Here she deals with the tragic case of a young boy thought of as rubbish, digs into the background of an important public figure, tackles Violet’s latest venture and keeps her agency on track. This is the sixteenth entry in a series that shows no sign of running out of steam, where life is made up of small things, like the pleasure in drinking tea, and there is always time for friendship and appreciating what really matters. Too often Africa is shown in a very negative way by the media, so it is wonderful to read of its more positive, upbeat side where the simple things in life still have great value. A hugely enjoyable treat.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Blue Shoes and Happiness, #7
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, #8
The Miracle at Speedy Motors, #9
Tea Time For The Traditionally Built, #10
The Double Comfort Safari Club, #11
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, #12
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon #14
The Handsome Man’s DeLuxe Café #15
The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine #16
Precious and Grace #17
The House of Unexpected Sisters #18
The Colours of all the Cattle #19

Reviewed 2015