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In the company of cheerful ladies The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 6.

by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

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Summary
THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 6 Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor--not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea. Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Drive--and perhaps even more baffling--a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She's taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with two left feet. And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with work, one of his apprentices has run off with a wealthy older woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe's normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Beloved Botswana sleuth Precious Ramotswe is back--and better than ever--in this sixth entry in McCall Smith's best-selling series. This time around, the traditionally built (and newly wed!) owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency has a surplus of cases to solve and personal conundrums to ponder. There has been an intruder in her home (he fled the scene but without his trousers, which became snagged on a bedspring). Then a man from her past surfaces with a disconcerting demand. Meanwhile, Mma's husband, master mechanic J. L. B. Matekoni, is neck-deep in work after the departure of one of his apprentices, who has taken up with a wealthy, married woman. Life takes a dramatic turn for assistant detective Mma Makutsi when she enrolls in a dance class and meets Phuti Radiphuti, a stuttering furniture salesman who is forever stepping on her toes (Might he stumble his way into her heart?). Scotsman McCall Smith, who was born in Zimbabwe, delivers another winner, brimming with poetic descriptions of Botswana, pitch-perfect assessments of human foibles, and sensible resolutions reached over steaming cups of bush tea. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly profound, these life-affirming mysteries are fine company, indeed. --Allison Block Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this sixth entry in McCall Smith's consistently delightful series, Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe, the traditionally built-and newly married-owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, is saddled with a surfeit of challenging cases and personal crises. There has been an intruder in her home (he managed to escape, but left a telltale pair of trousers in his wake). And the levelheaded sleuth is flustered by an encounter with a man from her past. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe's husband, master mechanic Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is neck-deep in work after the resignation of one of his apprentices, who has become romantically entangled with a married woman (Mma Ramotswe and assistant detective Grace Makutsi slyly gather the scurrilous details). Scotsman McCall Smith, who was born in what is now Zimbabwe, renders colorful characters with names that trip off the tongue. Among the new arrivals: Mma Makutsi's new suitor and dance partner, Phuti Radiphuti, a stuttering furniture salesman with two left feet; and Mr. Polopetsi, a wrongfully imprisoned pharmacist Mma Ramotswe deems worthy of a second chance. As always, when troubles are brewing, nothing puts things in perspective like time spent on the verandah with a cup of bush tea. Amid the hilarious scenarios and quiet revelations are luminous descriptions of Botswana, land of wide-open spaces and endless blue skies. The prolific McCall Smith dispenses tales from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency at a rate of one per year (he's also author of a second detective series featuring Scottish-American moral philosopher Isabel Dalhousie). That's good news for loyal fans, who eagerly await new adventures with Precious Ramotswe. Agent, Robin Straus. (Apr. 19) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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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
Mystery
Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Botswana Fiction.
Electronic books.
Detective and mystery stories.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2005
2005
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780375423574
0375423575
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