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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1)
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1
Author: Alexander Mccall Smith
Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and c...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400096886
ISBN-10: 140009688X
Publication Date: 7/26/2005
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 219 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Cattriona avatar reviewed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I love the way McCall Smith builds his primary characters in this series; they feel very real, and his details make it very easy to feel as if you, too, are seated with a mug of bush tea, brainstorming ways to drum up business. Highly recommended for those interested in mysteries and/or African culture.
reviewed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
This book was a breath of fresh air. The author has succeeded in conveying the feeling of the culture, their pace of living and struggle to integrate its old-time values with the new technologies and influence of Western cultures. I found this book highly enjoyable and refreshing to the spirit.
reviewed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I just started this series because my parents got hooked. After one page I was too. I've read the second book and am starting on my third by this author. If you want to live in Africa for a couple days and get fascinated by the warmth and pride of "Precious" the No. 1 Lady detective of Botswana--this is a gift to yourself.
achadamaia avatar reviewed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A different kind of cozy mystery set in Botswana. Precious Ramotswe is a delightful detective.
tigger5677 avatar reviewed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
As a fan of murder mysteries I did not think I would like this series, but I picked it p when I was stuck at Jury Duty with nothing else available to read, and I have to say, it was excellent. Well written, entertaining with enough intrigue to keep the reader held until the next book in the series.
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tobisgma avatar reviewed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Not very engaging.
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I was a different type of private-eye novel. Unique and intersting.
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I resisted picking up this book for a long time and quite frankly I don't know why I even bought it. I am now sorry that I waited so long. A charming book- serious, sad, funny and warm. Happy ending too.

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