On the Detective's Trail


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Fans of Precious Ramotswe, "the only lady private detective in Botswana," can now walk in the "traditionally built" woman's footprints through the capital of Gaborone and the surrounding countryside. The Mma Ramotswe's Botswana tours are based on the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of books by Zimbabwe-born Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith, and are run by local safari company Africa Insight (www.africainsight.com).

The tours, which have been personally tested by McCall Smith, started two years ago, but are expected to get a boost when director Anthony Minghella's television series based on the fictional detective eventually...

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