The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

by Alexander Mc Call Smith (Author)

Synopsis

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.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Abacus
Published: 05 Jun 2004

ISBN 10: 034911675X
ISBN 13: 9780349116754
Book Overview: * A highly original 'detective' novel with unique setting and characters, this is the first of four 'Botswana' titles are both beautiful and charming.

Media Reviews
The Miss Marple of Botswana * New York Times Book Review *
A rare pleasure * Daily Telegraph *
A publishing phenomenon * Guardian *
I haven't read anything with such alloyed pleasure for a long time * Sunday Telegraph *
Immersing yourself in Precious Ramotswe's life seems to slow your heart rate while sharpening your senses * Scotsman *
Hugely enjoyable * Sunday Times *
A delight * Daily Telegraph *
A small slice of heaven * Scotsman *
Author Bio
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is a Professor of Medical Law, but also an author who has now written over fifty books on a wide range of subjects. His collection of African stories,CHILDREN OF WAX, received critical acclaim and has been the subject of an award-winning film.