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The Miracle at Speedy Motors (edition 2008)

by Alexander Mccall Smith

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Title:The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Authors:Alexander Mccall Smith
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The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith

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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 |
One of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. These books take place in Botswana and are simply wonderful stories. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Alexander McCall Smith has a truly successful franchise with this series, and he deserves the adoration of his many fans – including me. I love Precious Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, Mr J L B Matekoni and all the other characters in these gentle detective novels. There are no murders, but still plenty of answers to be found out. This one focuses on a lost family, some vaguely threatening letters, Mma Makutsi’s plans to marry Phuti Ratiphuti, and the hope that Motholeli’s condition can be improved. McCall manages to “write” in the lilting dialect of Botswana. His love of the country and the culture are evident in this series, and really makes me want to visit there. ( )
  BookConcierge | Jan 28, 2016 |
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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.
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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.

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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.

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