Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith *****

For the perfect antidote to the divisive and  combative drama of contemporary politics, try Alexander McCall Smith's latest installment of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency: The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection. In a land far away geographically, socially and morally, Mma Precious Ramotswe and freshly married Mma Grace Makutsi solve mysteries in Botswana. This novel deals with corruption and flexible morality - when is it okay to lie for the greater good?

I want to assure all the loyal readers that all crimes and criminals will be brought to justice without an vindictiveness or judgement.In this Botswana fantasy land, there is no Old Testament "eye for an eye," nor any New Testament "turn the other cheek." Each transgression is rectified with the guideline of minimum pain, or even inconvenience, to all parties. Escape reading at its best for this political season.

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