The Mystery of Meerkat Hill: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers
Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor, 2013 (2013)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
hose of you who are familiar with
The #1 Ladies Detective Agency
will recall Alexander McCall Smith's delightful character Precious Ramotswe.
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill
tells a story of Precious's childhood when she decides that she will become a detective. She feels that this is meant to be her life.
hen two new students arrive at her school, she decides to befriend them, knowing it isn't easy to enter a new situation. She is invited to their house only to discover they have a pet meerkat. He loves to sit on their cow's back in order to see what is happening around him.
heir cow wanders off and the two new children ask her to help find her. She is vital to their family. Try to imagine what happens when Precious is hot on the trail of the lost bovine. Delightful story.
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