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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

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Featuring Precious Ramotswe – Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective.Note: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Cases is a children's book series featuring young Precious Ramotswe. BBC Afternoon Drama: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series is a radio drama based on the series.
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Book 1
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith - Feb 06, 2003 (first published in 1998)
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Precious Ramotswe has only just set up shop as Botswana's No.1 (and only) lady detective when she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. However, the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors....
Book 2
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West with Giraffes
A Novel
Lynda Rutledge - Feb 01, 2021
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An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America.“Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes…”Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettabl...
Book 3
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Morality for Beautiful Girls
Alexander McCall Smith - Dec 16, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 3Fans 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 ment...
Book 4
#4
The Kalahari Typing School for Men
Alexander Mccall Smith - Jun 08, 2004 (first published in 2002)
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 4 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 men...
Book 5
#5
The Full Cupboard of Life
Alexander McCall Smith - Jan 25, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni at the end of the first audiobook, is still engaged. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiancé. For indeed he has other things on his mind, notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani, pushy matron of...
Book 6
#6
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Alexander McCall Smith - Mar 14, 2006 (first published in 2004)
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 6Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good h...
Book 7
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Blue Shoes and Happiness
Alexander McCall Smith - Mar 13, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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There is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe’s taste.All th...
Book 8
#8
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Alexander McCall Smith - Apr 17, 2007
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 8 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 men...
Book 9
#9
The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Alexander McCall Smith - Apr 15, 2008
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In the latest installment of the universally beloved, bestselling series, Mma Ramotswe discovers the biggest miracles in life are often the smallest.Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't ...
Book 10
#10
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
Alexander McCall Smith - Apr 14, 2009
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 10 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 me...
Book 11
#11
The Double Comfort Safari Club
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency Book 11)
Alexander McCall Smith - Apr 07, 2010
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 11 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 me...
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