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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)

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ISBN13: 9780375424496
ISBN10: 0375424490
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"Once again, Precious Ramotswe uses her insights into human nature to unravel problems big and small in Smith's charming 10th novel to feature Botswana's No. 1 lady detective (after The Miracle at Speedy Motors). Leungo Molofololo, the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers, a local soccer team with a lot of athletic talent, suspects a traitor on the squad is deliberately sabotaging games for an unknown reason. Despite her complete ignorance of the sport, Mma Ramotswe agrees to look into the matter. She and her prickly assistant, Grace Makutsi, attend a match and begin interviewing the players in an effort to solve what amounts to the book's main mystery. The soccer inquiry, though, is secondary to a major event in Mma Ramotswe's life — the impending demise of the little white van she's used for many years that's much more than a machine to her. Fans can look forward to the debut of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency on HBO on March 29." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is also the author of 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 and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.

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Denise Morland, May 2, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built is # 10 in the series about Mma Ramotswe. The series is set in Botswana and centers around a small detective agency and car repair garage. In this installment Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutse solve a variety of mysteries including why the once famous soccer team, the Kalahari Swoopers can no longer win a single game.

If you haven't read this series before you should start with The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and you will be in for a treat. These are gentle, cozy mysteries that remind you about what is really important in life. You will come to feel that all the characters are friends and you'll be eager to catch up with them in each new book.

If you've been following the series all along then you won't be disappointed. Its always a treat to see how all my old friends are doing! Mma Potokwane doesn't appear as much as usual, but we get to know Puso, the little white van, and the apprentices a little bit better. I found the book very satisfying and a nice escape from the stress currently in my life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375424496
Author:
Smith, Alexander Mccall
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Botswana
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.50x5.88x.92 in. .79 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Once again, Precious Ramotswe uses her insights into human nature to unravel problems big and small in Smith's charming 10th novel to feature Botswana's No. 1 lady detective (after The Miracle at Speedy Motors). Leungo Molofololo, the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers, a local soccer team with a lot of athletic talent, suspects a traitor on the squad is deliberately sabotaging games for an unknown reason. Despite her complete ignorance of the sport, Mma Ramotswe agrees to look into the matter. She and her prickly assistant, Grace Makutsi, attend a match and begin interviewing the players in an effort to solve what amounts to the book's main mystery. The soccer inquiry, though, is secondary to a major event in Mma Ramotswe's life — the impending demise of the little white van she's used for many years that's much more than a machine to her. Fans can look forward to the debut of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency on HBO on March 29." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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