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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
October 2
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews


Very insightful

Was a bit sceptical at first and was hesitant to purchase the book. However I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, it was simple and yet complex, touching on the vanity of things we consider important in life but in reality adds no value or happiness to our lives. I have already purchased the second book in the series and can’t wait to dig in. Will surely recommend it to my sons, they are prolific readers as well, I just hope they will get the deeper and complex life values contained therein. It is even more extraordinary that the author is British and understands so clearly the African mind and the things that are important to them. Thank you for creating something that can give an understanding of the simplicity and beauty that encapsulates African culture.

Rohan's Inc. ,


I really loved reading this book and I love how there's no lose ends (unlike in other books). Tears of a giraffe here I come!

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