Blue Shoes and Happiness (eBook)


Description


THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7

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.
 

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Then, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Recently, the Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiancé. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge. And Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smith’s oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author


Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, The Sunday Philosophy Club series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana and at Edinburgh University. He lives in Scotland.

Praise for Blue Shoes and Happiness…


“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detec-tive 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

“The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years.”
The Plain Dealer

“Beguiling, lyrical . . . Blessed with McCall Smith’s richly detailed portraits of life in Africa and his flair for storytelling with an engaging cast of fully realized characters.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Enthralling . . . [Mma Ramotswe] is someone readers can’t help but love.”
USA Today

“Sweet, soothing, [and] abundant in folk wisdom . . . These novels are poultices, valued for their healing properties. [They have] a contagious warmth.”
The New York Times

“Thoroughly original . . . Vivid, affectionately rendered details of everyday Botswana life . . . A pleasure.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780375424267
Published: Anchor, 04/18/2006
Language: en


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