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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Written by Alexander Mccall Smith

Part of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Synopsis

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES 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 No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349116754
Publication date: 5th June 2003
Author: Alexander Mccall Smith
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Alexander Mccall Smith

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.

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