!!> Reading ➽ The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency ➶ Author Alexander McCall Smith – Pv1.info

!!> Reading ➽ The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency  ➶ Author Alexander McCall Smith – Pv1.info Precious Ramotswe Has Only Just Set Up Shop As Botswana S No.1 And Only Lady Detective When She Is Hired To Track Down A Missing Husband, Uncover A Con Man, And Follow A Wayward Daughter However, The Case That Tugs At Her Heart, And Lands Her In Danger, Is A Missing Eleven Year Old Boy, Who May Have Been Snatched By Witchdoctors.First Published In The UK In 1998, And In The USA In 2001 By Polygon Republished In 2002 And 2003 By Anchor This First Novel In Alexander McCall Smith S Widely Acclaimed The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series Tells The Story Of The Delightfully Cunning And Enormously Engaging Precious Ramotswe, Who Is Drawn To Her Profession To Help People With Problems In Their Lives Immediately Upon Setting Up Shop In A Small Storefront In Gaborone, She Is Hired To Track Down A Missing Husband, Uncover A Con Man, And Follow A Wayward Daughter But The Case That Tugs At Her Heart, And Lands Her In Danger, Is A Missing Eleven Year Old Boy, Who May Have Been Snatched By Witchdoctors.The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Received Two Booker Judges Special Recommendations And Was Voted One Of The International Books Of The Year And The Millennium By The Times Literary Supplement.


10 thoughts on “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

  1. ebnewberry Newberry ebnewberry Newberry says:

    A lot of people are under the impression that Alexander Mccall Smith books are strictly for middle aged women This is NOT the case at all These books are for everyone They are not even just for women A lot of people are also under the impression that these books are mystery books This is also a misconception Mysteries a


  2. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency is a delightful work and a quick read to boot Smith alternates between small bits of back story for the central character, Precious Ramotswe, a woman of traditional build, young middle aged 30s divorcee, heavy with intelligence, gumption and cunning, and the mysteries she unravels as the sole de


  3. Shannon (Giraffe Days) Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    I m no fan of mystery, crime or detective books the bore me, generally, though I loved Kerry Greenwood s Phryne Fisher books in high school and Agatha Christie s Ten Little Niggers gave me chills since renamed And Then There Were None, for obvious reasons but I ve got an old edition The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency is a real gem, however


  4. Fabian Fabian says:

    I read about Africa quickly want to be transported there For a simpler life The heart of this novel is its feminist protagonist, Mma Ramotswe who lives in a precious town in Gaborone, still untouched by technology or South African cosmopolitanism This book is extremely feminist, in a very good, positive and enlightening way, as much as it is anti


  5. Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽ Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽ says:

    I feel like I should post a bit of a disclaimer first This is not a book I would have chosen for myself I picked it as my last challenge read a book set in Africa for the Saucy Wenches 2016 Reading Challenge That being said, this was a decent little story It had a cozy mystery vibe It wasn t complicated and a lot of the story in the beginning was backsto


  6. Kira Kira says:

    Just could not get past the very obvious fact that this book is written by a white guy, trying to tell a story through the eyes of a Botswana ese woman It felt a bit patronising, as in, look how simply these people live, just hanging out in the hot sun watching their cattle, oh to live so simply like this, oh look this woman is setting up a detective agency...


  7. Brenda Brenda says:

    When Precious Ramotswe s father died and left her with his cattle, the sale made her quite wealthy Her decision to open the first Ladies Detective Agency in Botswana in fact the only detective agency was an easy one And of course, she had to have a secretary, even though she had no clients as yet She hired Grace Makutsi and together they enjoyed many cups of tea between th


  8. Eric Bjerke Eric Bjerke says:

    I put off reading this series for a long time until I found out that it wasn t a book for ladies, but one to be enjoyed by readers of both sexes and enjoy it I did In its simple and conversational manner, this book taught me a little bit about many things Botswana, African culture in general, working in the diamond mines of South Africa, and human nature Through the first person ac


  9. Gail Gail says:

    This collection of vignettes disguised as a novel was a great read The main character is a gentle African woman who decides to be a detective to help other people She is a delightful character, with light humor and a big heart Agency isn t like any other detective nov...


  10. PattyMacDotComma PattyMacDotComma says:

    5 A new favourite I know, I know I m late to Precious Ramotswe and her wonderful business, and I shouldn t have waited so long to enjoy these books I loved this first book in the series Funny, good natured, good hearted and poignant.How a white Scotsman got into the head of a black lady in Botswana or vice versa is beyond me, but thank goodness for us readers that he did She is absolutely delightful


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