In this latest, widely praised addition to the beloved No. 1 Ladies` Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself faced with new challengesand intriguing surprises. Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Driveand perhaps even more baffling--a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She`s taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with two left feet. And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with work, one of his apprentices has run off with a wealthy older woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe`s normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past.