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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.)

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The latest installment of this universally beloved and best-selling series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents . . . .

Mma Ramotswes ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni-her estimable husband and one of Botswanas most talented mechanics--is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern. Can she find a way to save her old friend?

In the meantime, Mma Makutsi discovers that her old rival Violet Sephotho, who could not have gotten more than fifty percent on her typing final at the Botswana Secretarial College, has set her sights on none other than Mma Makutsis fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti. Can Mma Ramotswes intuition save the day? Finally, the proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency to help explain its dreadful losing streak. The owner of the team is convinced he as a traitor in his midst. But how is Mma Ramotswe, who has never seen a football match in her life, going to discern who is throwing the game? Help, it turns out, may come from an unexpected quarter.

There are few mysteries that cant be solved and fewer problems that cant be fixed when the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe puts her mind to them. A good cup of red bush tea might be the best solution of all.

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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
Subtitle:
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Author:
Smith, Alexander Mccall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Publisher:
Pantheon
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
Subject:
fiction;botswana;mystery;africa;detective;humor;novel;precious ramotswe;soccer;crime;mma ramotswe;women;football;no. 1 ladies detective agency;friendship;ramotswe;female detective;contemporary;cozy mystery;detective fiction;crime fiction;21st century;no.
Subject:
fiction;botswana;mystery;africa;detective;humor;novel;precious ramotswe;soccer;crime;mma ramotswe;women;football;no. 1 ladies detective agency;friendship;ramotswe;female detective;contemporary;cozy mystery;detective fiction;crime fiction;21st century;no.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20090421
Binding:
Hardback
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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