I just finished the 11th book in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith: The Double Comfort Safari Club. No. 1 detective Precious Ramatzwe solves more mysteries and resolves more troubles for the people who come to her for help. Her combination of wisdom, compassion, and strength are summed up every few pages in passages like this one: ""...do whatever you can do to bring to others such contentment, and joy, and understanding that you have managed to find yourself."