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The latest instalment of the irresistibly charming, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Precious Ramotswe has always idolised her father, the late Obed Ramotswe. She feels that she knows all about his life - but does she? Sometimes our parents surprise us, and we discover that things were not quite what we thought them to be. And the same goes for Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe's feisty assistant, who also makes certain discoveries about her own past that cause some surprise.

The placid world of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is further disturbed by the arrival in Gaborone of somebody whom Mma Ramotswe - and Mr JLB Matekoni, for that matter - definitely do not want to see. Of course calm eventually prevails - as it always does in the timeless world of these remarkable ladies.

Fans around the world adore the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this delightful series, Mma Ramotswe - with help from her loyal co-director, Mma Makutsi - navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humour and the occasional cup of tea.

©2017 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • M BeeH
  • 11-05-17

Superb as usual

If you you enjoy Number One Ladies detective Agency you will not be disappointed. Fantastic performance and lovely story. Very satisfying.

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  • Happy Grandma
  • 10-26-17

Heartwarming Stories from a wonderful author.

I love every single detail in the stories about lovely Precious Ramotswe. These are books I can let my grandchildren read without worrying about inappropriate content. Thank you Mr McCall Smith.

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  • Rachel Jane Baddeley
  • 10-18-17

Delightful

As usual, this book, the most recent book in the no 1 Ladies Detective series, has been a delightful listen. Fresh, down to earth and totally entertaining. 👌👏

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  • anne
  • 10-12-17

Another gem.

Another gentle, entertaining mystery from Botswana. All our usual characters are there, dealing with everyday life and the occasional perplexing situation that must be resolved so everyone can go back to living on the edge of the Kalahari desert. A place where good manners and traditions still matter. I can always rely on Alexander McColl smith to create a calming book full of so much atmosphere and respect for Botswana and it’s people, a mystery but with a high feel good factor. I feel so charmed by the way he writes of this country that I fully intend to visit it. I’m just sorry I won’t be meeting the characters from this series of books there, or perhaps they will be there but with different names!

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  • Meg
  • 10-06-17

Loved it.

Really enjoy this series and hope he keeps writing it, with the same narrator please x

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  • Sophie Stott
  • 12-02-17

one of the best- how does he do it?

I finished this book in about 4 days, which is going some as I usually only listen at night. I think this is the first I have really cried at, it was beautiful and veey emotional. One of my favourites of the whole series.

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  • P. Sleet
  • 10-13-17

As sweet as ever

Adjoa Andoh brings these stories to life!! McCall Smith’s Writing is sublime, there is a world somewhere were Mma Ramotswe really does live.

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  • Joanne Park
  • 12-10-17

A lovely visit to Botswana

I absolutely enjoyed this audio book and recommend it to all fans of the Number 1 ladies detective agency.