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

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

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Abacus Software
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780349120997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors

The Miracle at Speedy Motors
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307377199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling 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. Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
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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 TWENTIETH BOOK IN THE BELOVED 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

A Song of Comfortable Chairs

A Song of Comfortable Chairs
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (23)

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 2022-09-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0593316983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Grace Makutsi encounters a pair of quandaries that will require all of her and Mma Ramotswe’s cleverness and generosity to resolve Grace Makutsi’s husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is attempting to undercut his prices in the office furniture market. Phuti has always been concerned with quality and comfort, but this new firm seems interested only in profits. To make matters worse, they have a slick new advertising campaign that seems hard to beat. Nonetheless with Mma Ramotswe’s help, Phtui comes up with a campaign that may just do the trick. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is approached by an old friend who has a troubled son. Grace and Phuti agree to lend a hand, but the boy proves difficult to reach, and the situation is more than they can handle on their own. It will require not only all of their patience and dedication, but also the help of Mma Ramotswe and the formidable Mma Potokwani in order to help the child. Faced with more than her fair share of domestic problems, Mma Makutsi deals with it all with her usual grace. That, along with the kindness, generosity, and good sense that the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is known for, assure us that in the end, all these matters will be set right.

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive
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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 . . .

The House of Unexpected Sisters

The House of Unexpected Sisters
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18)

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2017-11-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1101871385
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family—both the one you’re born with and the one you choose.

Precious and Grace

Precious and Grace
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Release : 2017-05-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780349142036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe - head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges. Back in her office, next door to the Speedy Motors Garage on Twokleng Road, Precious also has a team to manage: Mr Polopetsi, a part-time science teacher and new assistant at the agency; she mentors Charlie, a former apprentice and young man too handsome and charming for his own good - a man who has gotten himself in deep water; and then there is Precious's tumultuous but heart-warming friendship with her co-director, the fiery Grace Makutsi. Precious and Grace is a story about being a detective, the complexities of human nature, as well as lessons about gratitude and obligation.

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe
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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.

Blue shoes and hapiness

Blue shoes and hapiness
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780739474570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Morality for Beautiful Girls

Morality for Beautiful Girls
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1400077664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling 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. In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important “Government Man,” and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fiancé’s Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
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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.

The Colors of All the Cattle

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

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Pantheon Books
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781524747800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than 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 promise anything beyond what she can deliver--hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-10-02
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0748110615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE FIRST BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES 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 . . . The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the 1st book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order

Precious and the Puggies

Precious and the Puggies
Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Black & White Pub Limited
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9781845023324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before becoming the first female private investigator in Botswana, eight-year-old Precious Ramotswe tracks down a thief who has been stealing her classmates' snacks.

How to Raise an Elephant

How to Raise an Elephant
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781785419409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, who have a rather volatile relationship... But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help. 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.

Precious and the Monkeys

Precious and the Monkeys
Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case

by Alexander McCall-Smith

  • Publisher : Birlinn
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 0857900684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, enchanting tale for children, we find out just who has been stealing her schoolfriends' snacks and how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love!

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Little Brown GBR
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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* Mma Ramotswe's tenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback

The Double Comfort Safari Club

The Double Comfort Safari Club
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9781408486405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is all very well for renowned author Mr Clovis Anderson to warn against working for those we love. But it is clear to MmaRamotswe that Rra Anderson is not a regular visitor to Botswana, where friends and family are everywhere.

The Full Cupboard of Life

The Full Cupboard of Life
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780606335461
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Worrying about her upcoming marriage, Precious Ramotswe is confronted by the challenges of running her No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and an investigation into the would-be suitors of a wealthy woman to determine if any are fortune hunters.