230pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2018) 2019
The latest No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel by Alexander McCall Smith.
Mma Ramostwe’s friend persuades her to stand for election to the City Council.
"Very different from the shoot ’em up, grand thrillers about tough men that are so popular these days, The Colors of All the Cattle and the other books in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series are quieter and slower. But they are in many ways more realistic and more satisfying than thrillers or even other “cozy” mysteries. The new book is an easy comfortable read that still manages to bother you with dilemmas and also delight you with clever conclusions. It provides an engaging trip into a world that is simpler and warmer than the one you leave behind. It is another romp in Precious Ramotswe’s “beloved Botswana bush” that fans of the series will not want to miss." Frances McNamara author of the Emily Cabot Mysteries series.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on various subjects, including the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. He is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.