The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2003-12-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1400077656


The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book Description :

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. 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.

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency
Score: 3.5
From 3,280 Ratings

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : New Africa Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 0864864388


The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book Description :

This is the wonderful tale of the life of Precious Ramotswe, who became a detective in Botswana. When she sets out on the trail of a missing child she is tumbled headlong into some strange situations and not a little danger. She specialises in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and impsoters.

The No  1 Ladies  Detective Agency

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006-01
  • Genre: Adult new readers
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 1405833963


The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book Description :

Precious Ramotswe is the only female private detective in Botswana. Her agency the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the best in the country. She solves a number of difficult - and sometimes dangerous - problems. A missing husband, a missing finger and a missing child she will solve these mysteries in her own special way.

The Handsome Man s De Luxe Caf
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Handsome Man s De Luxe Caf


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808639


The Handsome Man s De Luxe Caf Book Description :

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency often helps people find things they have lost. But they have never had to help a client find herself—until now, in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s bestselling and beloved series. A kindhearted brother and sister have taken in a woman known only as “Mrs.”—a woman with no memory of her name or of how she came to Botswana. And so it’s up to Precious Ramotswe and her new co-director, Grace Makutsi, to discover the woman’s identity. Meanwhile, motherhood proves to be no obstacle to Mma Makutsi’s professional success. As she settles into her role as partner at the agency, she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café, a restaurant for Gaborone’s most fashionable diners. But even Miss 97 Per Cent isn’t fully prepared for the temperamental chefs, drunken waiters, and other challenges that come with running one’s own business. Help may come from an unexpected source, if only Mma Makutsi can swallow her pride and ask. And next door to the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is all too familiar with the difficult decisions of business owners. He is finally forced to make a tough choice, one that will bring major changes to both Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors and the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency—and that will require all of Mma Ramotswe’s finesse and patience to sort out. With sympathy and indefatigable good humor, Mma Ramotswe and her friends see one another through these major changes and discover along the way what true friendship really means.

Precious and Grace
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Precious and Grace


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345811936


Precious and Grace Book Description :

The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The Chief Associate-Co-Director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts. So when a young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case, it's up to her alone to solve it--with her signature intuition and insight, of course. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. The difficult search--and the unexpected results--will remind them all that sometimes it's those we think we know best who most surprise us.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

To the Land of Long Lost Friends


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735276383


To the Land of Long Lost Friends Book Description :

In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood friend, but when her inquiries attract the attention of a prominent politician she lands herself in more trouble than maybe even she can handle. Mma Ramotswe happily reconnects with an old friend when his teaching job brings him back to Gaborone. In the course of their conversations, though, Mma Ramotswe learns that Hope, one of their mutual acquaintances, has fallen on hard times. This initially comes as a shock to her, as the woman came from wealth. But when she learns that Hope has recently separated from her husband, a local politician with a less than stellar reputation, she becomes determined to find out the truth. Elsewhere, Charlie and Fanwell are also involved in tricky matters of the heart, as Queenie-Queenie, Charlie's girlfriend, seems to have transferred her affections to Fanwell. It's up to Mma Makutsi to set things right, but she may be too distracted by Violet Sephotho, who has somehow been appointed to the board of a charity. What is Violet up to now? As all of these mysteries are unravelled, Mma Ramotswe and the entire No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency will be reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom--she chooses to believe in goodness, that if our hearts are open, true equality can be found with one another. But in this world can that assumption be justified? It will take all her ingenuity and great moral sense to get to the heart of the matter.

The Colors of All the Cattle
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Colors of All the Cattle


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735276352


The Colors of All the Cattle Book Description :

Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver--hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humour and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.

The House of Unexpected Sisters
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The House of Unexpected Sisters


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345811967


The House of Unexpected Sisters Book Description :

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family—both the one you’re born with and the one you choose.

Blue Shoes and Happiness
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

Blue Shoes and Happiness


  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307370426


Blue Shoes and Happiness Book Description :

In this seventh installment in the internationally bestselling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at the shared premises of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded there. And it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems. It all means a lot of work for Mma Ramotswe and her inestimable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and they are, of course, up to the challenge. But there’s trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi’s own life. Her greedy uncles are demanding an extra-large bride price from her well-to-do fiancé, a man of substance, Phuti Radiphuti, and though money may buy her that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it won’t buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she’ll find in simpler things – in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road. From the Hardcover edition.