Mystery: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. There are 14 books in this series so far and there isn't a disappointing one among them. Precious (Mma) Ramotswe is indeed a remarkable creation.
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Alexander McCall Smith's series are amazing and feature sharp-witted, gentle women who lead interesting and challenging lives....the Isabel Dalhousie series and the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series are especially inviting.