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Morality for Beautiful Girls (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #3)

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A pleasing and informative series

This series entertains while giving the reader a look into the very different life lived in Africa. We become acquainted with some of the traditions of the African people while getting to know and admire the strong-willed and clever Mma Ramotswe, proprietress of the No....
This series entertains while giving the reader a look into the very different life lived in Africa. We become acquainted with some of the traditions of the African people while getting to know and admire the strong-willed and clever Mma Ramotswe, proprietress of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Mma Ramotswe is deeply dedicated to her clients, her employees, and her friends. She strives to do what is right, and does not always have the heart to put herself and her business ahead of others, though she really needs to. As with all the books in this series, her cases are varied and many, and range from amusing -which beauty contestant is the shallowest? - to implausible -is the mysterious un-talking boy who smells of lion really a feral child? - to plausible -is someone slowly poisoning a young husband? - Mma Ramotswe values integrity and reliability above all else, and treats each case -and every person- with serious and careful consideration.

posted by Jay-Fer on March 6, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not a Thriller

While these are not the mystery thrillers that crowd our market, it doesn't change my interest in them. I took this book on a plane to read while in flight and at my destination. I ended up bringing it home with me which I seldom do. It was not for the mystery, but for ...
While these are not the mystery thrillers that crowd our market, it doesn't change my interest in them. I took this book on a plane to read while in flight and at my destination. I ended up bringing it home with me which I seldom do. It was not for the mystery, but for the life messages contained in the book. I find myself reading them to my family.
Too bad the ladies weren't vampires so our younger readers would dig into the books.

posted by bottineau41 on November 15, 2009

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    A lovely read.

    Not nearly as wonderful as the first in the series, (hard to top) but another nice read that follows the life of Precious. Delightful.....and as my friends who lived in Lesotho and Botswana say, McCall is pitch perfect in every detail of life there.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2010

    A pleasing and informative series

    This series entertains while giving the reader a look into the very different life lived in Africa. We become acquainted with some of the traditions of the African people while getting to know and admire the strong-willed and clever Mma Ramotswe, proprietress of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Mma Ramotswe is deeply dedicated to her clients, her employees, and her friends. She strives to do what is right, and does not always have the heart to put herself and her business ahead of others, though she really needs to. As with all the books in this series, her cases are varied and many, and range from amusing -which beauty contestant is the shallowest? - to implausible -is the mysterious un-talking boy who smells of lion really a feral child? - to plausible -is someone slowly poisoning a young husband? - Mma Ramotswe values integrity and reliability above all else, and treats each case -and every person- with serious and careful consideration.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2009

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    A feel good read

    This book as well as the others in this series is a good read. Great book for women everywhere. Message: smarts are more important then looks and it will get you further. An unusual plot for the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency but an important morality for women to learn. Mma Ramotswe's assistant (Mma Makutsi) needed just this kind of case to boost her confidence in making up for (according to her) her own lack of beauty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Delightful episode in the continuing stories of Precious and her detective agency. Characters feel real. Botswana seems to have some desirable country characteristics and charm.

    The Number One Ladies Detective Agency, Tears of the Giraffe, Water for Elephants, Bel Canto, Run.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2003

    A Delightful Series

    I first saw the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency on the B&N site, then it popped up on the best seller list. After picking it up a few times I finally purchased it out of curiousity. I am not usually a reader of the cozy-type mystery and with the front cover hailing it The Miss Marple of Botswana I was reluctant to buy a copy. I had no idea what to expect, but I am always on the lookout for a new (to me) author. I finished the first and bought the next two in the series. I have just finished Morality For Beautiful Girls. All three books were quite enjoyable reads with likeable characters. The books were a cultural learning experience. The detecting and deducing is interspersed with wonderful stories and writings of African culture, words of wisdom and wit. These books are quite different from what I usually read, but I certainly plan to continue with this entertaining series. HOWEVER, I do recommend reading them in order so that you may see each character and their story unfold.

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