Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander…

The Miracle at Speedy Motors (edition 2008)

by Alexander Mccall Smith

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,287682,784 (3.98)70
Title:The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Authors:Alexander Mccall Smith
Collections:Read but unowned, Stewart's Read
Tags:fiction, travel, Y10

Work details

The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith

Recently added byrodwms, private library, dgmckay66, INorris, registeredbookalien, jmmiles, hamdanicf, noelyntan



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 70 mentions

English (66)  Swedish (2)  All (68)
Showing 1-5 of 66 (next | show all)
As always, this was a great audiobook, the narrator is excellent! This is a series that never fails to please. ( )
  janb37 | Feb 13, 2017 |
Funny, sweet and wise. Another wonderfully gentle and witty Mma Ramotswe book. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
While Lisette Lecat did a fine job narrating this entry in the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, I was disappointed by the book itself. It was OK but certain phrases were repeated too often (e.g. Mma Ramotswe's car being always referred to as her 'tiny white van'). If you like these characters, it is enjoyable enough but nowhere near as good as the first book in the series. ( )
  leslie.98 | Aug 28, 2016 |
Latest installment - published 2008.

I LOVE the series ... the latest one continues to delight. ( )
  GeetuM | Jun 3, 2016 |
Lisette Lecat
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 66 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (7 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Alexander McCall Smithprimary authorall editionscalculated
Carlsson, PederTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Information from the Finnish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For my wife Elizabeth, a kind doctor, worker of miracles
First words
The correct address of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's foremost solver of problems - in the sense that this was where she could be found between eight in the morning and five in the afternoon, except when she was not there - was the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, c/o Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Gaborone, Botswana.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375424482, Hardcover)


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.

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 real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband--has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:03 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

In the ninth mystery of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe visits a game preserve to uncover the truth about an elderly American traveler whose safari proves to be his last journey.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 10 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
19 avail.
148 wanted
2 pay1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.98)
1 1
1.5 2
2 8
2.5 8
3 104
3.5 50
4 267
4.5 26
5 142

Recorded Books

An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 115,320,367 books! | Top bar: Always visible