This led her to decide never to marry again after he left her. Matekoni, who has taken on foster care of a sister and brother from the orphan farm.
Her joy is her engagement and eventual marriage to Mr J. The cases are set in the cities of Botswana, mainly on the edge of the Kalahari desert, rather than in the desert.
"American publishers were slow to take an interest, and by the time The No.
She helps a man atone for sins of his youth by finding the people he hurt decades earlier.
She uncovers a scheme by twin brothers to use one medical degree and certificate between the two of them.
Each book in the series follows from the previous book.
The readership was at first small, then gained abruptly in popularity in the US and in England, beyond the author's home in Scotland.
The country of Botswana is in a sense a character as well, as it figures prominently in the stories.
Mma Ramotswe starts up her detective agency when she is 34 years old, using the inheritance from her father to move to the capital city, Gaborone, to buy a house for herself and an office for her new business.There are occasional forays into neighbouring nations.After her first few cases, she purchases a book by Clovis Andersen on detection, The Principles of Private Detection, and then quotes from it throughout the novels when a guide is needed for deciding next steps.In their review of the first novel in the series, Kirkus Reviews notes that "The first American publication of this 1999 debut has been preceded by two special Booker citations and two sequels, Tears of the Giraffe (2000) and Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001), both forthcoming in the series." In an item from the Wisconsin Public Radio program, To the Best of Our Knowledge, the first novel "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, was a surprise hit [in Scotland], receiving two special Booker citations and a place on the Times Literary Supplement's International Books of the Year and the Millennium list." The UK success did not speed publishers to release it in the USA.There was an interesting pathway for knowledge and appreciation of the series by Mc Call Smith, a Scot, featuring Precious Ramotswe, the female detective in Botswana, to reach England.