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    ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana.
    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 theTimes 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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