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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1

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 this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2002
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

leonastory ,

traditionally built wisdom

Botswana plays nearly as big a role in the story as Precious Ramotswe, a 'traditionally built' woman who opens her own detective agency. She knows people and she knows her country and she uses this knowledge to seek answers to clients' problems ranging from silly to shocking. Under the bright African sun, she drinks red bush tea and investigates solutions using humor and frankness.

Aeenie ,

Ladies

These books are delightful. Read when you need a chuckle.

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