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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1) (No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency) by [Alexander McCall Smith]
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1) (No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency) Kindle Edition

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“The Miss Marple of Botswana.” –The New York Times Book Review

“Smart and sassy...Precious’ progress is charted in passages that have the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once.” –Los Angeles Times

“The author’s prose has the merits of simplicity, euphony and precision. His descriptions leave one as if standing in the Botswana landscape. This is art that conceals art. I haven’t read anything with such alloyed pleasure for a long time.” –Anthony Daniels, The Sunday Telegraph


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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 2699 KB
  • Print Length : 272 pages
  • Publication Date : December 16, 2003
  • ASIN : B000FBJF6Y
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Anchor; 1st Anchor Books Edition (December 16, 2003)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly no defective detective!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 6, 2015
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3.0 out of 5 stars Teen Lit?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A totally different kind of Detective novel
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather Short
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3.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing enough to read
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