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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
Adult Fiction MCCALL

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Avatar for Kim B Kim B said:
First in a series set in Botswana.
posted Feb 22, 2007 at 4:23PM
Avatar for huskieathlete huskieathlete said:
Thanks to Kim B for turning me on to more books in this series! They are terrific.
posted Sep 21, 2008 at 6:58PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
There are not many detective agencies in Botswana. There are even fewer ladies’ detective agencies in Botswana. In fact, there are none—until now. Using the funds from the sale of her beloved father’s cattle, middle-aged Mma Precious Ramotswe sets up the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in her small hometown of Gaborone. As the country’s only female private investigator, Mma Ramotswe is not entirely certain that her gamble will pay off. But sure enough, the clients come. Women want to know where their cheating husbands have strayed. Fathers want to know which boys their young daughters are dating. And there are more sinister crimes afoot too, as in the case of a missing little boy. But Mma Ramotswe handles them all in her own fashion. Armed with only a detecting manual, the example of mystery writer Agatha Christie, and her own more-than-competent intuition and understanding of her fellows, Mma Ramostwe tackles every case with humor and wisdom. Told in a series of vignettes that trace Mma Ramotswe’s history as well as her present casework, author Alexander McCall Smith paints a vivid portrait of Africa and the people who love to call it home. Cozy, gentle, and brimming over with true glimpses into the myriad workings of human nature, Mma Ramotswe and her little detective agency are a welcome addition to the otherwise hard-edged world of private eye fiction—and so popular that HBO has developed a No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency television show.
posted Sep 14, 2010 at 9:18AM
Westonka Winter Jackets Recommends said:
I would not have picked this book. So glad the librarian recommended it. Thx.
posted Feb 28, 2011 at 4:32PM
Siskelandebert said:
I’m enjoying this quirky little book that I picked up on the table recommended for people who like to read large print materials. Thanks, librarians. Too bad previous reviewers spilled all the beans about the detail in the book as half the fun is discovering it on your own as you read.
posted Oct 7, 2013 at 10:11AM
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main characters Precious Ramotswe
Age: 30s
Uses her father's inheritance to open the first ever female detective agency; adopts two children.
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