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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

Format: Large Print 2012
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Large Print LP SMI
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP SMI
 
 
CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION McCall Smith CL15981
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith CL15981
 
 
CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION McCall Smith CL15981
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith CL15981
 
 
Clairton Public Library Fiction LP M SMIT
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  LP M SMIT
 
 
Hampton Community Library Large Print LP F MCCALL SMITH
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP F MCCALL SMITH
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Large Print MCCALL SMITH Alexander
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  MCCALL SMITH Alexander
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Large Print Fic McCall Smith LARGE PRINT
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  Fic McCall Smith LARGE PRINT
 
 
Summary
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Precious Ramotswe is back and, as usual, her plate is full. She's called in to tackle a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school....Her infinitely trustworthy assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss....And the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of The Principles of Investigation -- the No. 1 Ladies' prized manual -- has arrived, right there in Botswana, on a case of his own!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is located off a dusty, rutted road in cattle-rich Botswana, housed in a tiny office next to an auto-repair shop. Two women work there: Precious Ramotswe, who is Botswana's only private detective, and her associate, Grace Makutsi (now Mrs. Phuti Radiphuti). Grace never fails to mention her 97 percent average from the Botswana Secretarial College to everyone who enters. And, it seems, everyone does: women worried that their men are philandering; people concerned over their relatives' disappearances; seekers of goods and lost people. Part of the brilliance of this series (now in its thirteenth entry) is that what may seem like tiny cases expand into considerations of virtue, love, ambition, greed, and evil. And these meditations on life come as naturally as Precious looking up into the blue Botswana sky. In the latest, the person who has been Precious' and Grace's most quoted and most esteemed fellow detective enters the premises Clovis Andersen, author of The Principles of Private Detection. Now Precious can consult with the great man himself (who shows a surprising forgetfulness about passages in his own book) about two troubling crises in her own life. A wealthy businessman has fired Precious' longtime friend Mma Potokwane, the director of the orphan farm, and one of the apprentices at Speedy Motors has been wrongly accused of a crime. The trio embark on these cases with gusto. McCall Smith's novels are both very meditative and laugh-out-loud funny. If you've never read a No. 1 Ladies', now's the time. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: McCall Smith's latest Precious Ramotswe novel will get all the marketing attention it deserves, but it hardly needs much. Just hang the open-for-business sign on the door of the Ladies' No. 1 Detective Agency, and the fans will come.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Smith wisely doesn't tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food in his 13th excursion to Gaborone, Botswana, in the company of bighearted PI Precious Ramotswe (after 2011's The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party). An unknown tall man appears in a dream to Mma Ramotswe, and before long, one shows up for real, in the person of American Clovis Andersen, author of the bible of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Principles of Private Detection. Invited to the country by a woman working on an American project to build school libraries, Anderson ends up assisting his biggest fan in looking into the dirty laundry of a businessman whose plans to make the local orphanage more efficient threaten the role of its matron and its successful operation. As always, the detection is secondary to Smith's continuing exploration of the rhythms and social dynamics of smalltown African life. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
Features Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only female private detective
#1 - The No. 1 ladies' detective agency
#2 - Tears of the giraffe
#3 - Morality for beautiful girls
#4 - The Kalahari typing school for men
#5 - The Full cupboard of life
#6 - In the company of cheerful ladies
#7 - Blue shoes and happiness
#8 - The Good husband of Zebra Drive
#9 - The Miracle at Speedy Motors
#10 - Tea time for the traditionally built
#11 - The Double comfort safari club
#12 - The Saturday big tent wedding party
#13 - The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
#14 - The Minor adjustment beauty salon
#15 - The Handsome man's de luxe cafe
#16 - The Woman who walked in sunshine
#17 - Precious and Grace
#18 - The House of unexpected sisters
#19 - The Colors of all the cattle
#20 - To the land of long lost friends
Subjects Ramotswe, Precious -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction.
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction.
Americans -- Botswana -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Botswana -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Detroit :Wheeler Publishing,2012
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781410446367 (hardcover)
1410446360 (hardcover)
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