I read The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 5) over the weekend. Like all the others in the series, I enjoy the narrator's voice/style and I think it finally occurred to me why... These aren't necessarily mysteries as much tales of life with some good, common sense values thrown in. The "mystery" embedded in this story really serves more to advance the story of the lives of the main characters more than to tantalize or trick us. There's no villain, diabolical killer, these are just your every day life mysteries that happen to take place in Botswana. And for that I enjoy them.