The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780739378298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Working in Gaborone, Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week. (mystery & detective).

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 5-Book Boxed Set

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 5-Book Boxed Set
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780307261588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautifully packed box set will be an attractive gift for fans and those wishing to spread the McCall Smith gospel. There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these [five] books.--The New York Times Book Review.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1)

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1400077656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408711125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series The one with the mysterious reverend . . . At a local wedding, Mma Ramotswe reunites with a friend whose daughter has inexplicably turned away from her. Elsewhere, several ladies in the region fall under the spell of a charismatic self-styled reverend. With little work on at the agency, Precious and Mma Makutsi see no harm in looking into such curious events. Meanwhile, Charlie is anxious. How can he, the part-time detective, secure his love's hand in marriage? Even in the quietest months, it seems, there's plenty for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to investigate . . . (To the Land of Long Lost Friends is the 20th book in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.) 'Irresistible' The Times 'Every page contains a gem of wit and insight' Scotsman

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 2016-06-14
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780804169912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Precious Ramotswe, the esteemed proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, now faces her greatest challenge yet: a vacation! Business is slow at the agency--so slow in fact that, for the first time in her distinguished career, Mma Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The week of uninterrupted peace is cut short, however, when she meets Samuel, a wayward young boy with a troubled past. Moreover, Mma Ramotswe can't help but wonder how the agency is faring in her absence. Her worries grow when she discovers that Mma Makutsi is handling a rather delicate case. Ultimately, the situation will require Mma Ramotswe to draw upon her kindness, generosity, and good sense, and will serve to remind them all that ordinary human failings should be treated with a large helping of charity and compassion.

How to Raise an Elephant

How to Raise an Elephant
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-09-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1408712806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Catch up on the latest from Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and other favourites in this new instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. Luckily, a slower pace in life is her natural preference, unlike her colleague Mma Makutsi, who is alert to every passing observation and inclined to making snap decisions. With fewer cases to handle, Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, a couple who, by the sounds of it, have a rather volatile relationship . . . But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help, and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter? Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition. In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations, and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake. 'Irresistible' The Times 'Every page contains a gem of wit and insight' Scotsman

The Miracle At Speedy Motors

The Miracle At Speedy Motors
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-09-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0748110143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NINTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the poison pen letter . . . For the first time in her career as Botswana's no. 1 lady detective, Mma Ramotswe suffers a blow to her faith in the goodness of humanity (and of her neighbours in particular) when she receives a threatening letter. But she does not let this swerve her from the sad plight of an orphan who hopes to find her true family. Meanwhile, at Zebra Drive, Mma Ramotswe's beloved husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni is also searching for an expensive miracle for their own foster daughter Motholeli.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-10-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1405520590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE FOURTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the one hundred per cent new addition . . . There are joyful tidings at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency with the arrival of Mma Makutsi's baby. However, while her assistant is busy with motherhood, Mma Ramotswe must tackle tea-making and detective work alone. Well-known troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or may not be behind a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, and a dispute over the will of a local dignitary points to a shocking family secret. But the agency is resilient, adaptable and open to useful lessons - in particular, that our enemies and allies are not always obvious.

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781400031351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Irrepressible sleuth Precious Ramotswe searches for a young man who vanished many years ago on the African plains, while dealing with her engagement to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, sudden and unexpected motherhood, and her recently promoted new assistant.

The Double Comfort Safari Club

The Double Comfort Safari Club
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-03-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0748111107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE ELEVENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the difficult aunt . . . The no. 1 lady detectives of Botswana travel to a safari lodge in the Okavango Delta to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest. It is a beautiful place full of dangerous, untamed creatures - some of them human. As Mma Ramotswe investigates, it becomes clearer that there is another mystery right under her nose that needs solving: Mma Makutsi is troubled by her fiance Phuti Radiphuti's reluctance to set a date for their wedding. In such matters at least Mma Ramotswe is on familiar terrain.

The House of Unexpected Sisters

The House of Unexpected Sisters
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1408708167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE EIGHTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the other Mma Ramotswe . . . The dismissal of an employee at a thriving local business leads to an investigation by Precious Ramotswe and self-appointed Principal Investigating Officer Grace Makutsi. But Mma Ramotswe also has to contend with the re-appearance of her ex-husband, and the arrival of a long-lost relation: another Mma Ramotswe. Can Precious draw on her strength, compassion and powers of detection to manage these surprises from the past? 'A delight' Daily Telegraph

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Colors of All the Cattle

The Colors of All the Cattle
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19)

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 2019-05-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780525564263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office--much to her dismay. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she learns that developers plan to build the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Mma Makutsi's old nemesis, Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to guarantee anything beyond what she can deliver; hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe has acquired a new client: one of her late father's old friends, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Charlie volunteers to be the lead investigator in the case to prove he's ready to be more than an apprentice, as well as to impress a new girlfriend. With Charlie's inquiries landing him in hot water and Election Day fast approaching, Mma Ramotswe will have to call upon her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate these thorny issues, and to prove that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (20)

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 2020-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780525564270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky proposition--even for Botswana's premier female detective. Mma Ramotswe has reconnected with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate affair. The young woman appears to be involved with a charismatic preacher. But are his ministrations entirely of a godly nature? Elsewhere, Charlie is also struggling with a tricky matter of the heart. He wishes to propose to his girlfriend, Queenie-Queenie, but he's struggling to come up with a bride price that will impress her father. When Queenie-Queenie's brother offers to help by giving him a job, the offer may not be quite what Charlie expected. As always, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni will offer wise counsel, Mma Makutsi will weigh in with her opinions, and Mma Potokwane will be there with her welcome fruit cake. But in the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to resolve family dramas and remind everyone about all the good things they have in life--so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count them.

Precious and Grace

Precious and Grace
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2017-05-30
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780345811929
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The Chief Associate-Co-Director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts. So when a young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case, it's up to her alone to solve it--with her signature intuition and insight, of course. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. The difficult search--and the unexpected results--will remind them all that sometimes it's those we think we know best who most surprise us.

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9780349123158
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have always relied on the advice of the classic guide to their trade, The Principles of Private Detection. But who is the eminent author, Mr Clovis Andersen, and what if he were to come to Botswana? That seems a very unlikely possibility, and yet . . . When Mr Andersen visits Botswana on holiday, he is delighted and intrigued to stumble across a roadside sign that reveals the existence of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Professional courtesy suggests that he call and announce himself. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are embarking on married life and building a new house - a tricky business under any circumstances but especially hazardous when the name of the contractor is the Joy and Light Building Company.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith,R A McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 2003-04-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780606299275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Working in Gaborone, Botswana, Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week.

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-10-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0748110682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE EIGHTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Mma Ramotswe's husband plays detective . . . At the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency there are many new cases for Precious Ramotswe to attend to, including the grave matter of three suspicious deaths at the hospital. But her attention is distracted by domestic problems - for the engagement of Mma Makutsi to Phuti Radiphuti is threatening their friendship. And, unkown to them both, the good husband of Zebra Drive, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, has been tempted into some detective work of his own, with disastrous results . . .

How to Raise an Elephant

How to Raise an Elephant
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (21)

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-09-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781408712825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say? "--Publisher

The Joy and Light Bus Company

The Joy and Light Bus Company
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-09-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408714426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Mma Ramotswe knows she is very lucky indeed. She has a loving family, good friends and a thriving business doing what she enjoys most: helping people. But the latest mystery she is called upon to solve is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, and, of course, there's plenty to handle in her personal life between Charlie and his new bride and Mma Makutsi and her talking shoes. In the end, Mma Ramotswe's patience and common-sense will win out, and, without a doubt, all will be the better for it.