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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

By Alexander McCall Smith

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'The Miss Marple of Botswana' New York Times Book Review

The twentieth anniversary edition of Alexander McCall Smith's beloved novel.

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 . . .

Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the 1st book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order

Biographical Notes

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780349142852
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Abacus
The Miss Marple of Botswana — New York Times Book Review
A rare pleasure — Daily Telegraph
A publishing phenomenon — Guardian
I haven't read anything with such alloyed pleasure for a long time — Sunday Telegraph
Immersing yourself in Precious Ramotswe's life seems to slow your heart rate while sharpening your senses — Scotsman
Hugely enjoyable — Sunday Times
A delight — Daily Telegraph
A small slice of heaven — Scotsman
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