The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Description

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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 15mm | 190g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349142858
  • 9780349142852
  • 13,283

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The first in line of an internationally bestselling series, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency is set in Botswana and is a highly original "detective" novel with a unique setting and range of characters . . . the vivid descriptions of Botswana means it becomes, in essence, another character. A lovely read with a gentle pace that will transport you to a whole other world * Independent * A small slice of heaven * Scotsman * A delight * Daily Telegraph * Hugely enjoyable * Sunday Times * Immersing yourself in Precious Ramotswe's life seems to slow your heart rate while sharpening your senses * Scotsman * I haven't read anything with such alloyed pleasure for a long time * Sunday Telegraph * A publishing phenomenon * Guardian * A rare pleasure * Daily Telegraph * The Miss Marple of Botswana * New York Times Book Review *
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About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.
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221,280 ratings
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2 7% (16,543)
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