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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - by Alexander McCall Smith (Paperback)

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  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER - Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Paperback) 2003 4th Winner
  • About the Author: 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.
  • 256 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Mystery & Detective
  • Series Name: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - 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.

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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"The Miss Marple of Botswana." --The New York Times Book Review

"Smart and sassy...Precious' progress is charted in passages that have the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once." --Los Angeles Times

"The author's prose has the merits of simplicity, euphony and precision. His descriptions leave one as if standing in the Botswana landscape. This is art that conceals art. I haven't read anything with such alloyed pleasure for a long time." --The Sunday Telegraph



About the Author



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.25 Inches (W) x .65 Inches (D)
Weight: .58 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Series Title: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective
Publisher: Vintage
Theme: Women Sleuths
Format: Paperback
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2003
TCIN: 80354721
UPC: 9781400034772
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-1376
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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