The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Hardcover)

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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.
The beloved first novel in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, now available for the first time in hardcover, 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, Mma Ramotswe 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 that of a missing eleven-year-old boy who may have been snatched by witch doctors.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" mysteries and "The Sunday Philosophy Club". A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe.

Praise For…

“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is a literary confection of gossamer deliciousness . . . There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books.”

–Janet Malcolm, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375423871
ISBN-10: 0375423877
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 235
Language: English
Series: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency