What a fun book, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agencyby Alexander McCall Smith. My mother gave this to me last summer and last night when I'd run out of library books, I decided to read this one. It was quick and lighthearted, but still interesting and honest. It didn't feel like it was trying to be anything but a good book. Recommended.
There are other books in the series that I imagine would be fun to read too, sometime. But there are many other books out there.