The Colours of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

231 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction mystery lighthearted mysterious slow-paced


Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ra...

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lighthearted 93%
hopeful 53%
funny 46%
relaxing 46%
reflective 33%
mysterious 26%
adventurous 13%
emotional 6%
inspiring 6%


slow 46%
medium 30%
fast 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 37%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 54% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 9%

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