The first in the Young Precious Ramotswe series
In this delightful, enchanting tale for children, we find out how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced and sets out to find the real thief. But along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right.
Alexander McCall Smith’s sassy girl detective takes on a new dimension in this delightful children’s series.
Have you ever said to yourself—not out loud, of course, but silently, just in your head: Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? I have, and so have a lot of other people, although most of us will never have the chance to make our dream come true. Detectives, you see, are born that way. Right from the beginning, they just know that this is what they want to be. And right from the beginning, even when they are very young—a lot younger than you—they show that solving mysteries is something they can do rather well.
This is the story about a girl who became a detective. Her first name was Precious, and her second name was Ramotswe. That is an African name, and it is not as hard to say it as it looks. You just say RAM and then you say OTS (like lots without the l) and then you finish it off by saying WE. That’s it.