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by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith
Info:Pantheon (2012), Hardcover, 272 pages
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Another wonderful book about Botswana. I just love the pace of their life. The ending was a surprise. I hope we see more of Clovis Anderson in future books. ( )
  annertan | Jul 31, 2014 |
This, 13th book in the 'No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series, is almost a whirlwind with so many things happening to the central characters and occurring so close to home. This story has a lot of heart. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
I enjoyed this book more than the previous two. There seemed to be more at stake. I think the mysteries are beginning to be more mysterious. My favorite part was meeting Clovis Anderson! I could read this one again, easily. ( )
  MrsLee | Jan 14, 2014 |
The story of Mma Ramotswe and her friends is continued in this addition to the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In this one, there is an unexpected visitor from the U.S., who is most welcome at the detective agency, and the usual problems to be sorted out. A nice read for fans of the series.
  hailelib | Nov 19, 2013 |
The 13th book in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series is just as charming as the very first book that I read. As usual Precious Ramotswe is busy solving problems and straightening out people's lives. This time Fanwell, the competent apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors finds himself in trouble with the law and saddled with the4 world's worst lawyer. Grace Matkutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building a new house, but is the builder totally honest? And worst of all Mma Potokwane, maton of the orphan farm, has been dismissed from her post.

It seems like the world is going off in an unpleasant direction and Mma Ramotswe is determined to get justice for her friends. And then unexpectedly, help arrives in the form of none other than Clovis Anderson, the author of The Principles of Private Detection, the book hat has guided Mma Ramotswe in all her years of running the No. 1 Ladsies Detective Agency. With Clovis Anderson on board, can she possibly not solve the mysteries presented to her? ( )
  etxgardener | Sep 17, 2013 |
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This book is for Hilary Neville-Towle, with gratitude.
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In Botswana, home to the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency for the problems of ladies, and others, it is customary - one might say very customary - to enquire of people whom you meet whether they have slept well.
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

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 mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.
 
Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd as this is, she’s far too busy to worry about it. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the worst lawyer in Gaborone. Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building the house of their dreams, but their builder is not completely on the up and up. And, most shockingly, Mma Potokwane, defender of Botswana’s weak and downtrodden, has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to her rightful position?
 
As wealthy and powerful influences at the orphan farm become allied against their friend, help arrives from an unexpected visitor: the tall stranger from Mma Ramotswe’s dreams, who turns out to be none other than the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of the No. 1 Ladies’ prized manual, The Principles of Private Detection. Together, Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and their teacher-turned-colleague help right this injustice and in the process discover something new about being a good detective.

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"Precious Ramotswe is back and, as usual, her plate is full! She's called in to tackle a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school...Her infinitely trustworthy assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss, a problem to test even the formidable talents of Mma Ramotswe...And the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of The Principles of Private Investigation--the No. 1 Ladies' prized manual--has arrived, right there, in Botswana, on a case of his own. Bush tea anyone?"--… (more)

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