Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ~ Alexander McCall Smith

The No 1
Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith

Book 1 in the Series

No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Mme Precious Ramotswe is the first female detective in Botswana. A strong woman who overcomes profound adversity in her life, Mme Ramotswe sets up a small storefront in Gaborone and begins her profession to "help people with the problems in their lives."

This is the first in the ongoing stories about Mme Ramotswe. The characters are real and compelling. The descriptions of Botswana are distinct and beautiful. The writing has a special charm and gentleness that allows us to see the sorrow and vulnerability of Mme Romotswe, with the compassion, intelligence and integrity that endears her to us.

These are wonderful 'travel books' - books that are easy to take with you and to read on the go - while traveling or waiting. They are a joy to read.

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Book 1 - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998)
Book 2 -
Tears of the Giraffe (2000)
Book 3 -
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001)
Book 4 -
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002)
Book 5 -
The Full Cupboard of Life (2004)
Book 6 -
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004)
Book 7 -
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006)
Book 8 - The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007)
Book 9 - The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008)

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