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Mma Ramotswe

(main character) Opened No.1 Ladies Detective Agency in Botswana.

Happy Bapetsi

Comes to Mma Ramotswe because she thinks the man living in her house, claiming to be her father, isn't her father.

Sister Gogwe

A friend of Mma Ramotswe who lent her the nurse uniform so she could solve her case.

Obed Ramotswe

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.

Mr. Oppenheimer

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 Mothibi

Mma's teacher who encouraged her to draw.


The boy who was in Mma's class at school who was annoying to her

Cousins Husband

Makes cousin very happy, Owns many buses.

Note Mokote

Mma Ramotswe's ex-husband who beat her. He was also a musician.

JLB Maketoni

He is a mecanice, he is also a very good friend of Mma's. Her loves her and wants to marry her.

Mma Makutsi

The secretary for the detective agency. She is a very hard worker.

Mma Malatsi

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.

Peter Malatsi

Became a Cristian, also got swept down the river and was eaten by gators.

Mr. Gotse

One of the most influential men in Botswana. Owned the medicine bag and wanted Mma to find it.

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