The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith – No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #18 (EPUB)
Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi investigate a new mystery in this latest installment of the irresistibly charming, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
The House of Unexpected Sisters
Fans around the world adore the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this delightful series, Mma Ramotswe–with help from her loyal co-director, Mma Makutsi–navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
The House Of Unexpected Sisters has two central plotlines: one professional and one personal, both handled at the gentle, steady pace that characterizes this series. Frequent divagations take you inside the minds of the characters. And while these do tend to slow down the action, they are often amusing or relatable. I just love reading about likeable characters and can root for.
There is just something so winning about this series that relies very little on violence or sexual situations to solve its wonderful, human stories. The character development and personality quirks of the various characters are sufficient to keep the series fresh, interesting, and endlessly endearing. It has taken me quite some time to read this slim book but I realized that I was savoring it and didn’t want it to end. I recommend this book to fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s work but also to anyone looking for an easy and soothing read.