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Publisher Description

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the much-loved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

At Botswana's No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are intrigued by the troubling dismissal of an employee at a thriving local business. The ladies proceed with investigations as they are inclined to do - with Mma Makutsi's customary vigour, and Mma Ramotswe's rather more subtle caution. Soon enough, interesting discoveries are made... marital subterfuge, undue influence and commercial chicanery! Clearly, there is more to this dismissal than at first imagined.

While Mma Makutsi's focus, as self-appointed Principal Investigating Officer, is firmly on the case, Mma Ramotswe's attention is diverted by personal matters. Not only has her disgraced ex-husband reappeared in town, but she has stumbled on an unsettling family secret of her own - one that might threaten what she holds closest to her heart.

As Precious contemplates this painful possibility, she must draw on her strength and compassion and confront The House of Unexpected Sisters. And for both Mma Makutsi and Mma Ramotswe, the wise words of their mentor Clovis Andersen - 'the needle swings in confusing ways' - have never been more prescient . . .

Fiction & Literature
7 September
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Wdbentley ,

Wonderful as always!

AMS can do no wrong for me. I adore Precious and her love of life. I always feel better for having read about her. AMS is a master - his simple language is so rich in imagery that I feel as if I know Botswana and all the characters in the book. Looking forward to the next book already!

bellz boo ,

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith's latest No 1 Ladies Detective series is one of the best. His characters never fail to move me, make me laugh and most importantly they motivate me to reflect on the meaning of life and my own place in it. All this wrapped up in intrigue and the beautifully described landscape of Botswana. Keep them coming AMC, your novels are an island of reflection and care in a fast paced and hard edged world.
Mandy from Medina

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