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Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7)
Blue Shoes and Happiness - Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded there. And it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems. — It all means a lot of work for Mma Ramotswe and her...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400075713
ISBN-10: 1400075718
Publication Date: 3/13/2007
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I love the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. You cannot beat the series for a mystery with a change of pace from the usual whodunnit. The pace of life, and different attitudes makes for a book that can transport you to a different place.

Having said that, while this was a very entertaining book, I found it fell just slightly short of previous books in the series. Not that I think that anyone reading this book in isolation would notice, but there were some earlier themes I expected to be continued in this book, which were not. For example, very little mention was made of the orphaned brother and sister that Precious Ramotswe and her husband adopted.

Not that there is usually a major crime to solve in these books, but there was one "whodunnit" that I guessed very early on, largely due to the blurb on the back of the book. That's a bit of a shame!

Overall, though, this was every bit as enjoyable as the rest of the series.
reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the latest in the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series, and as much fun as all the other books! The series is a look into a culture that many of us will never see, with a wise and charming "traditional" African lady. Fun for mystery fans, and fun for anyone who likes smart women as well!
reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 528 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This series is delightful! And though you can pick up any book and read it alone, it is so much better to start at the beginning (#1 Ladies' Detective Agency). This one features a lot of Mma Makutsi, whom I happen to like a lot. I don't want to give anything away, just know that this latest installation is lots of fun!

This is book is #7 in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
This story takes place in Botswana. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office, faulty blood pressure readings are discovered in a local medicl office. There's a new advice columnist with rather curt advice. Do Mma Makutsi"s fahionable new blue shoes buy her happiness?
reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 64 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
More from Precious Ramotswe and her marvelous detective agency. Precious is part social worker, part seer and part sensible-lady-next-door.
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reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 20 more book reviews
This is the 7th book of a 10 book series. There is only one detective agency in this community and it is owned and managed by a lady and her assistant. The assistant loves and listens to what her shoes have to say. She bought a beautiful pair of blue shoes which were much to tight; hence the name of the book. There is always a new case and it is always solved. No great big mystery, more like large problems, but interesting enough to hold my interest.

It is interesting to learn of the culture and the "traditional" woman that runs this agency. Very easy reading and I am looking forward to book 8.
reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 67 more book reviews
I very much love this series and the characters.
Can't wait to obtain the next one and miss reading of the latest adventures, mysteries and life's foibles.
reviewed Blue Shoes and Happiness (Ladies Detective Agency, Bk. 7) on + 113 more book reviews
This was not my favorite of the series because not a lot happened to the characters. I seem to get more involved when the characters go through changes. Somehow Smith weaves the detective cases into these character changes and that is what I like about his books.

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