2004-05-23 · in Books, Precious Ramotswe · 196 words

Mma Ramotswe laughed. Don't believe everything he says, she said. Men like that can make all sorts of promises. And he is a very stupid man. Very proud too.

But he was telling the truth about the brother's wife? asked Mma Makutsi anxiously.

Probably, said Mma Ramotswe. I don't think he made that up. But remember what Clovis Andersen says. Every story has two sides. So far, we've only heard one. The stupid side.

The third book in the Precious Ramotswe series. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is moving to new premises, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni is forced by illness to leave the garage in the hands of the apprentices temporarily, and a case of attempted murder requires Mma Ramotswe to go undercover in the house of a government official's family.

It's not especially different from the previous books — by which I mean that it's extremely enjoyable and beautifully-written, and I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. It's nice to see some of the minor characters from earlier in the series getting developed a bit further, and I'm looking forward to reading the next book.