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Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In The Double Comfort Safari Club, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans.
“Mma Ramotswe’s observations not only inevitably expose her suspects, but also reveal much about humanity as a whole. . . . [McCall Smith] is a master. . . . There’s beauty and revelation of one kind or another woven expertly into every line.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“These novels . . . lift the spirits. They make the reader feel good—about life, the world, the basic decency of people. . . . They are wise.” — Winston-Salem Journal
“McCall Smith is a vivid observer and an elegant writer, honoring Botswanan customs and culture. . . . Like the best traditions, this series is one we hope will endure.” —The Plain Dealer
“Alexander McCall Smith has been delighting audiences for years with his charming, gentle novels.” —The Grand Rapids Press