(main character) Opened No.1 Ladies Detective Agency in Botswana.
Comes to Mma Ramotswe because she thinks the man living in her house, claiming to be her father, isn't her father.
A friend of Mma Ramotswe who lent her the nurse uniform so she could solve her case.
Mma Ramotswe's father. Worked all his life so that Mma could open her own shop, and have a good life. Worked in the mines.
A rich man who owns many mines including the one that Obed worked in.
While Mma was growing up she was a big influence on Mma. She taught her to count and observe
Mma's teacher who encouraged her to draw.
The boy who was in Mma's class at school who was annoying to her
Makes cousin very happy, Owns many buses.
Mma Ramotswe's ex-husband who beat her. He was also a musician.
He is a mecanice, he is also a very good friend of Mma's. Her loves her and wants to marry her.
The secretary for the detective agency. She is a very hard worker.
Thinks that her husband has left her for another woman. She hires Mma Ramotswe to find out.
Reverend Shadreck Mapeli
Peter Malatsi's Reverend. Was going to "wash away Peter's sins" before he washed down the river.
Became a Cristian, also got swept down the river and was eaten by gators.
One of the most influential men in Botswana. Owned the medicine bag and wanted Mma to find it.
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