The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781400034772
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book Excerpt:

Working in Gaborone, Botswana, Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week.

No 1 Ladies Detective Agency 5 Book Boxed Set

No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency 5 Book Boxed Set
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780307261588
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No 1 Ladies Detective Agency 5 Book Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

This beautifully packed box set will be an attractive gift for fans and those wishing to spread the McCall Smith gospel. There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these [five] books.--The New York Times Book Review.

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN: 1400077656
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book Excerpt:

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1 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 this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780349116655
Category: Botswana
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of the Giraffe Book Excerpt:

THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second book, takes us further into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations ... Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the challenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. * TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000

Precious and Grace

Precious and Grace
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1408708132
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precious and Grace Book Excerpt:

THE SEVENTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the woman who lost her past . . . Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi's friendship is tested by a curious case: a client who left Botswana thirty years ago and remembers little of her past. The quest for the truth takes the detectives in very different directions - but what if they are both wrong? Meanwhile, Fanwell adopts a stray dog, Mr Polopetsi becomes entangled in a tricky business deal and Violet Sephotho could be running for a prestigious award. Can Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi move beyond their differing views to solve the case and bring harmony to the agency?

In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies

In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 0748110666
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies Book Excerpt:

THE SIXTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Mma Makutsi finds a dancing partner . . . Although Mma Ramotswe and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni have finally settled down, at the shared premises of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Speedy Motors the staff are not mixing in a perfectly peaceful manner. But in the course of investigating her latest case, Mma Ramotswe's tiny white van comes into contact with a man on a bicycle who might be able to restore harmony. And Mma Makutsi at last seems to have found someone special . . .

The Joy and Light Bus Company

The Joy and Light Bus Company
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-09-02
ISBN: 1408714426
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy and Light Bus Company Book Excerpt:

The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Mma Ramotswe knows she is very lucky indeed. She has a loving family, good friends and a thriving business doing what she enjoys most: helping people. But the latest mystery she is called upon to solve is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, and, of course, there's plenty to handle in her personal life between Charlie and his new bride and Mma Makutsi and her talking shoes. In the end, Mma Ramotswe's patience and common-sense will win out, and, without a doubt, all will be the better for it.

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 0748110615
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book Excerpt:

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

The Full Cupboard Of Life

The Full Cupboard Of Life
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 0748110658
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Full Cupboard Of Life Book Excerpt:

THE FIFTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where J. L. B. Matekoni takes a great leap . . . Once again, Mma Ramotswe is asked to look into the love lives of fellow Botswanans: a rich woman has a number of suitors and wants her to investigate their motives. But to tell the truth, it is her own love life about which Precious wants answers. She has been engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni for so long that she is starting to wonder if they will ever marry. His mind, though, is elsewhere - Mma Potokwani has persuaded him to perform a parachute jump for charity, and he is not happy about it at all . . .

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series

   The    No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series Book Excerpt:

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 0748110623
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of the Giraffe Book Excerpt:

THE SECOND BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Precious gains a new family . . . Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is hoping to set up home with Mr J.L.B. Maketoni. But first she must deal with his scheming, misbehaving maid. She also has to confront the most difficult case of her career so far: that of an American who went missing ten years ago, and about whom all leads have long since dried up. Then there are not one, but two sudden additions to Mma's family . . .

The Miracle at Speedy Motors

The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0307377199
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miracle at Speedy Motors Book Excerpt:

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 1408706687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine Book Excerpt:

THE SIXTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE SERIES The one with Mma Ramotswe's summer holiday . . . Mma Ramotswe is taking a break, leaving important tasks in the capable hands of Mma Makutsi, co-director of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. But Mma Ramotswe soon finds herself interfering in cases (secretly, or so she intends). While on 'holiday', she delves into the past of a man whose reputation is brought into question, she is called upon to rescue a small boy - and discovers Violet Sephotho's latest underhand business endeavour: the No. 1 Ladies' Secretarial College. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi hires a part-time science teacher as an assistant, and suspects that her authority is being undermined. Will Mma Ramotswe be caught out?

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Collection

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency Collection
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780349119441
Category: Beauty contests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Collection Book Excerpt:

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. but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, 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... captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

Tea Time For The Traditionally Built
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-05
ISBN: 0748111093
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tea Time For The Traditionally Built Book Excerpt:

THE TENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Mma Makutsi has a love rival . . . Mma Makutsi's engagement to Phuti Radiphuti has progressed smoothly so far, but suddenly there is trouble in the form of her glamorous, empty-headed rival Violet Sephotho. While solving the amorous problems of her neighbours and clients is where Mma Ramotswe excels, the world of football is decidedly less familiar - however, when the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers comes to the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, she promises to find the traitor among the team's ranks.

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency Series
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series Book Excerpt:

How to Raise an Elephant

How to Raise an Elephant
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN: 1408712806
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Raise an Elephant Book Excerpt:

The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Catch up on the latest from Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and other favourites in this new instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. Luckily, a slower pace in life is her natural preference, unlike her colleague Mma Makutsi, who is alert to every passing observation and inclined to making snap decisions. With fewer cases to handle, Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, a couple who, by the sounds of it, have a rather volatile relationship . . . But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help, and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter? Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition. In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations, and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake. 'Irresistible' The Times 'Every page contains a gem of wit and insight' Scotsman

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 1408711125
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To the Land of Long Lost Friends Book Excerpt:

THE TWENTIETH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the mysterious reverend . . . At a local wedding, Mma Ramotswe reunites with a friend whose daughter has inexplicably turned away from her. Elsewhere, several ladies in the region fall under the spell of a charismatic self-styled reverend. With little work on at the agency, Precious and Mma Makutsi see no harm in looking into such curious events. Meanwhile, Charlie is anxious. How can he, the part-time detective, secure his love's hand in marriage? Even in the quietest months, it seems, there's plenty for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to investigate . . . (To the Land of Long Lost Friends is the 20th book in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.) 'Irresistible' The Times 'Every page contains a gem of wit and insight' Scotsman

Blue Shoes And Happiness

Blue Shoes And Happiness
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 0748110674
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Shoes And Happiness Book Excerpt:

THE SEVENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the witch who flew away . . . Mma Ramotswe is happily married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, but her work seems more hectic than ever. Among the raft of cases coming the way of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency are blackmail, witchcraft and theft, all calling for the wisdom of a traditionally built detective. It's enough to make her wonder what the secret of happiness is, and whether she is right to find it in small things such as a pair of blue shoes, a slice of cake, or a red sunset over Kalahari.

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency Series
Author: Alexander McCall Smith (Schriftsteller, Jurist)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series Book Excerpt: