Tea Time for the Traditionally BuiltPaperback No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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- Publisher: Abacus
- Format: Paperback | 272 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 22mm | 181g
- Publication date: 4 February 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 034911997X
- ISBN 13: 9780349119977
- Sales rank: 1,617
It is a troublesome fact on which even Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi agree: there are things that men know and ladies do not, and vice versa. It is unfortunate, for example, when Mma Ramotswe's newest client is the big-shot owner of the ailing Kalahari Swoopers, that one thing lady detectives know very little about is football. And when the glamorous Violet Sephotho sets her sights on Mma Makutsi's unsuspecting fiance, it becomes exasperatingly clear that some men do not know how to recognise a ruthless Jezebel even when she is bouncing up and down on the best bed in the Double Comfort Furniture Shop. In her attempt to foster understanding between the sexes and find the traitor on Mr Football's team, Mma Ramotswe ventures into new territory, drinks tea in unfamiliar kitchens and learns to trust in the observational powers of small boys. And, as wise and warm-hearted as his heroine, Alexander McCall Smith reminds us that we must dig deep to uncover the goodness of the human heart.
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Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-five languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
By Neale P Blackwood 27 Dec 2011
Another good story in this consistent series. Two main characters both face challenges and get help in solving the mystery and the challenges.