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ISBN13: 9780375424489
ISBN10: 0375424482
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In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best — helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni — Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband — has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

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"McCall Smith...conveys his deep admiration for Botswana...on every page of this warm, wise, whimsical novel." Booklist

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"If there are fewer funny moments than in Mma Ramotswe's previous cases...there's a deepening gravity and sweetness you won't find anywhere else in the genre." Kirkus Reviews

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 9

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.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband--has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

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, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.

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cooperstory, May 7, 2008 (view all comments by cooperstory)
I love this series--wonderful characters, sense of place, and a reminder that big problems often have simple, humane solutions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375424489
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Botswana
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
fiction;mystery;botswana;africa;detective;crime;novel;precious ramotswe;detective fiction;mma ramotswe;humor;family;no. 1 ladies detective agency;crime fiction;female detective;women;21st century;mysteries;literature;cozy;private investigator;adult;ramots
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44x6.06x.89 in. .78 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375424489 Reviews:
"Review" by , "McCall Smith...conveys his deep admiration for Botswana...on every page of this warm, wise, whimsical novel."
"Review" by , "If there are fewer funny moments than in Mma Ramotswe's previous cases...there's a deepening gravity and sweetness you won't find anywhere else in the genre."
"Synopsis" by , THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 9

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.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband--has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

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