The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Product ID: 12418

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Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: ABACUS
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 250
ISBN/UPC (if available): 034911675X


Wayward daughters. Missing husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you’ve got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s only-and finest- female private detective.

Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she’s got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J L B Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out one the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger.

Delightfully different, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency offers a captivating portrait of an exotic world.


I was enchanted by the character of Precious Ramotswe and the sly humour of Alexander McCall Smith’s writing. -Anthony Minghella, Director of The English Patient

Forget the library-the body is in the mud hut. Superb- Sunday Times

I haven’t read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time.-Sunday Telegraph

A rare pleasure- Daily Telegraph