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The Miracle at Speedy Motors (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 9)
The Miracle at Speedy Motors - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 9
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best -- helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. — Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her r...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780375424489
ISBN-10: 0375424482
Publication Date: 4/15/2008
Pages: 214
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4.2 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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I had forgotten how much I enjoy these books. Mma Ramotswe can solve must problems with a cup of red bush tea and thoughtful compassion. I didn't care for the Sunday Philosophy Club books by the same author, but love this series. The Miracle at Speedy Motors is a refreshing change of pace compared to most best sellers.
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One of the members was not so impressed with this book, but I found it to be as delightful as the rest that I have read. Such a wonderful story. We get to know more about Mr. Maketoni and his sweetness, and their daughter. Mma R. is as sweet as ever and so understanding. It almost makes you want to move to Botswana. The HBO series brings the place to life, which I thought was great, because I couldn't properly imagine Botswana, so I also recommend seeing the series to help you picture where it is. Bottom line: I loved this one, too!
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Similar to the other sequels in the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series," this book is enjoyable, but does not live up to the original. At this point, the timeline of the series is really dragging, as though the author can't imagine what any of his characters will be doing past next week. He also hints at and tiptoes around the AIDS crisis, repeatedly, without actually mentioning it. I suppose that it is an everyday part of the characters' lives and not worth making a special plotline for, but it would be nice to see a call to action come from the series.

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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This series is such a pure joy to read. Mma Ramotswe's philosophy of life gives us something serious to think about in the context of so many smiles at the funny little story lines and dialogue.
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Reading this series of books is like taking a vacation. These are characters we've come to know as friends, living a meaningful life in a country they love. A pleasure.
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is great reading. It is wonderful to find a series that doesn't involve violence! And the series holds up. I found book 9 as entertaining as the first books in the series. My only regret is that I didn't read them in order.

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