The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Paperback)

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    THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In ...

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    Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of medical law at Edinburgh University. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including specialist titles such as Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, children's books such as The Perfect Hamburger, and a collection of stories called Portuguese Irregular Verbs.
    THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, 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.

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    ISBN 9781400034772
    Genre FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
    Format Paperback
    Pages 235
    Publisher Date 2003-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.68 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Series Name No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    Series Volume Number 1
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McCall Smith, Alexander

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    • good read for ladies in a book club

      great book for our ladies book club. funny, with a great story base. the main character is charming, shrewed and entertaining.

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    • the no. 1 ladies detective agency

      warm, charming story. precious is the epitome of the modern african woman. would love to see the series return to tv.

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    • This book was refreshing, authentic, clever and funny! It is hard to believe it was penned by a man.

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