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THE FOURTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES

The one with the one hundred per cent new addition . . .

There are joyful tidings at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency with the arrival of Mma Makutsi’s baby. However, while her assistant is busy with motherhood, Mma Ramotswe must tackle tea-making and detective work alone. Well-known troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or may not be behind a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, and a dispute over the will of a local dignitary points to a shocking family secret. But the agency is resilient, adaptable and open to useful lessons – in particular, that our enemies and allies are not always obvious.

Reviews

The magnificent Mma Ramotswe is a delightful original and a reminder of a calm, leisured way of life that still exists in parts of post-colonial Africa
Guardian
A small slice of heaven
Scotsman
Blake may have been able to see the world in a grain of sand, but McCall Smith can encapsulate the human condition in a plate of stewed pumpkin. His talent is to see the god in small things
Sunday Times Scotland
Unalloyed pleasure
Sunday Telegraph