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Morality for Beautiful Girls


Morality for Beautiful Girls is the latest in the Abacus republishing of the Alexander McCall Smith No.1 Ladies Detective Agency novels set in Botswana.
Never a long read, it’s still entertaining, although not quite as good as the previous couple. Mma Ramotswe is to be married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, but he’s suffering from depression (and consequently plays little part of the novel). Similarly, the newly adopted children are sidelined sharpishly, and the most interesting sounding case about a speechless child who smells of lions, doesn’t really go anywhere. I admit that I don’t see how we could have had a conclusion to that investigation, but I’d liked to have learnt more nonetheless.
Of course I’ll continue reading this series!