When the Ladies' No. 1 Detective Agency's Precious Ramotswe was a little girl, she said to herself, "Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective?" She is smart and likes to ask questions, both of which are excellent qualities in a detective. In her village in Botswana, there is a mystery brewing over the theft of delicious treats from Precious' school, and her new friend Poloko has been accused. Precious uses her intuition and her smarts to solve her very first mystery, and launch what will one day become an illustrious detective career.