Book Reviews of In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 6)

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 6)
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 6
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN-13: 9780375422713
ISBN-10: 0375422714
Publication Date: 4/19/2005
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 184 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I really liked this one. I think it was as good or even better than the first in the series. The story is still, characteristically, warm and engaging, but the story line seems a bit more involved and the real-life problems of the region are also given some notice- lightly, but at least the author does recognize that everything is not peaches and roses.
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Helpful Score: 3
Sixth in the very cozy No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series set in Botswana, Africa. Though this series is definitely not heavy on the mystery, I love it, and each visit to Precious Ramotswe's world always leaves me feeling refreshed and hopeful. In this episode, there are issues with an intruder hiding under Mma Ramotswe's bed, one of the apprentices at Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's garage quitting and getting involved with a rich older woman, Mma Ramotswe's first husband Note, a cruel and abusive jazz musician who has been away in Johannesburg, making a return visit to Gabarone, and Mma Makutsi taking dancing lessons. Enjoyable as always and hard to put down once you start one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have been reading this series the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency and have enjoyed all of the books so far. There is just the right touch of humor and intrigue to keep you interested in the story. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this whole series. Sweet, funny, charming. These are mysteries, but not dead-body mysteries, and there are typically a few under consideration at one time. The depictions of the characters and of Botswana are beautiful, as is the prose.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not a conventional mystery - a wonderfully charactered series unraveling the mysteries of human nature.
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Helpful Score: 1
OK story, but the narrator does an awesome job. Worth a listen to.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the best-written of the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series, with the exception of the original. The other books felt like filler, but this one had lots of sub-plots and was very enjoyable to read. If you liked "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," be sure to read this sequel!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love all of this series and this is another fine entry.
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Fun, easy read - part of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. Simple prose, yet sometimes very insightful.
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Another enjoyable time with Precious. :-)
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This is number 6 in a really fun series to read
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In this series, McCall Smith has created characters I really care about, and I love reading about their lives, their problems, and their triumphs. Mma Ramotswe's quiet goodness is refreshing, even when she faces up to a troublesome past.
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The #l Ladies Detective books(this is#6) are delightful quick stories set in Africa.
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A very enjoyable read; not deep but a book that leaves you feeling good.
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Precious has several complicated puzzles and problems to solve simultaneously - this makes for one of the most interesting books in this series.
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More of precious Precious's homespun wisdom! This book will not disappoint Ramotswe fans.
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This audio book is just not my taste.
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Another delightful visit with Precious and her common sense view of life.
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Book Description
In this latest, widely praised addition to the beloved No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself faced with new challengesand intriguing surprises.

Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Driveand 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 Ramotswes normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past.
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Such amazing escape in these books, love them!
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This is number six in the series and Precious is happily married. However, her first husband shows up and tries to blackmail her. Also, Charlie, one of the apprentices, gets involved with a rich married woman and quits his job. They hire a new person, who also turns out to be a good detective. And last but not least, Grace gets a proposal for marriage!
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I think this is the best of this Botswana-set series so far. Speedy Motors now has more customers than they can handle, and the detective agency is doing brisk business. Mma Ramotswe is frightened by an intruder in her home who manages to escape without her identifying him, and the next day a pumpkin is left on her porch. Charlie, the elder of the two apprentices, finds a sugar mama and resigns in a fit of pique. While investigating Charlie, Mma Ramotswe's van hits a man on a bicycle, and they end up hiring him to replace the apprentice. Mma Makutsi takes up ballroom dancing in hopes of meeting a man, but finds herself paired with a gentleman who has two left feet and a bad stutter. Then Mma Ramotswe's ex-husband Note Mokoti comes back to town, with a threat that endangers her happiness. This volume is more lively than the ones that have come before, with new characters and further development of the regulars. It's another pleasing addition to this cozy series.
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I have truly enjoyed every book in this series to date. This one was especially good because of the conflict over her marriage that Precious had. Rather than running from the conflict and confusion she faced it and came out much better for it.
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Another great book by Alexander McCall Smith. Loved it!
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Another great story in this series. A couple of new characters introduced who appear to be staying. This series is so very interesting for many reasons. The African attitude about life, love, harmony and everyday things is grand. Smith seems to know the people and that makes it really good. Entertaining and definitely cozy. Good clean reading.
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A delightful read - fun, quick.
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I every much enjoyed this book and I think it is one of my favorites of the series. I really enjoyed reading about the personal lives of the characters. Smith has such an easy way of writing that I just feel like they are friends. I found this book charming.
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This is a very enjoyable series. If you have enjoyed the other ladies detective stories, this one will not dissappoint you.
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Delightful.
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Another enjoyable read by Alexander McCall Smith.
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Always a great read and leaves you in a good mood when you finish the story. You hate to put it down, once you start.
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This whole series by Alexander Mccall Smith is such a joy to read. You realize fast exactly how many things we have is our lives and how we could be perfectly happy with a lot less. The Characters come to life and you will not want to wait for the next book.
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I like this series...the stories are perfect for summer, light reading.
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another enjoyable ramble with Precious Ramotswe - lots of philosophy and fun.
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Yet another from Alexander Mcall Smith and his no.1 Ladies Detective Agency. Botswana from the inside and up close!
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I loved the book as Precious continues on with her delightful story finding out she was never married to Note and being very worried that she still was. Somone hiding under her bed gets squashed when she lies down on it for a rest and someone leaves her a very nice pumpkin.
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Another wonderful book in this series.
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One Great Book!
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I really enjoy all the books in this series and would recommend them to others.
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always unique and enjoyable.
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I want to live in this world, not geographically but psychologically and spiritually. So entertaining and refreshing! This is one of the best in the series I think.
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This was not my favorite of the series, but none the less it was a good read. I simply love the way McCall Smith writes and the little touches of wisdom he endows Precious with.
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A very good read.
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Charming - as usual!
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This is my favorite of the series so far. Every book has been a pleasure to read but this one made me chuckle more than once over the antics of the two lady detectives. These books are light and easy to read but still very interesting.
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No 1 Ladeis Detective Agency series #3
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Lisette Lecat is the voice of McCall Smith's bestselling books about Mma. Ramotswe and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency of Botswana. In this installment, the detective agency is busy amid a number of distractions, including the return of Mma Ramotswe's former abusive husband. Lecat reads with the knowledgeable pacing of one who knows the material well. The main characters have the distinctive voices that listeners have come to expect, and she gives all the characters the lilt of Botswanans. Admittedly, she has more than the usual number of male characters to handle, and at least one of the newcomers sounds very much like one of the series leads, Mr. J.L.B. Matakone. But that's a minor criticism. Lecat will keep you entertained throughout. --Audiofile