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Publisher Description

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In the first book of the bestselling series, Mma Ramotswe - with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi - navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humour and the occasional cup of tea.

Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective.

Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger . . .

Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

Includes a sneak peek of The Colours of all the Cattle, the latest instalment in the beloved NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE series!

(The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the 1st book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order)

Crime & Thrillers
2 October
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

alana_may ,

Absolutely charming

Thoroughly entertaining, a great book and a lovely series!

#Swaggalicious ,


I've read most of Alexander Mcall Smith's book, and don't get me wrong, they are powerful and intriguing but it can become too descriptive. Sometimes he would use a lot of figurative language for one matter which can get annoying and go on and on. Other than that the books makes you feel like you are there with Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makitsi. The tv episodes are very funny and great.

honkitonksy ,

Great read, simple & true to life!

Catches the very soul of Africa in lovely stories full of life! Feel is if I'm right back there living it!

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