This is the third book in the twelve series of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency . Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of Botswana's only detective agency for the "concerns of both ladies and others" , investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important Government Man. He suspects his brother's wife but Ramotswe's investigation proves her innocent and finds the real culprit, the unsatisfied cook.
During this time another case comes up. Due to the absence of Mma Ramotswe, her assistant Mma Makutsi takes the case. Her duty is to find out the moral character of the four finalists in the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest. Her success solves some of the financial problems of the firm. Ramotswe also treats her fiance J.L.B. Mateboni's depression and all ends well.
Rating: Not Bad
The Lines I Like:
"If the mothers allowed the boys to think that they were special then that encouraged boys to develop attitudes which never left them. If young boys were to allowed to think that women were there to look after them, then they would continue to think this when they grew up and it would made them so immature in their treatment of women".
"It is sometimes easier to be happy if you dont know everything".
--- there is a film adaptation of the book. --- Author is Scottish.