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by Alexander McCall Smith

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Always like Mma Ramotswe ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
Always like Mma Ramotswe ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
Always like Mma Ramotswe ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
Book on CD narrated by Lisette Lecat

In this 11th installment in the popular No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, we find Mma Precious Ramotswe faced once again with some people who are behaving very badly. A married couple each suspects the other of infidelity, and a kind man is in the clutches of the beautiful but wicked Violet Sephotho. The agency must also try to find the safari guide to whom an American lady has left a legacy – without the name of the guide or even of the particular camp at which he worked. Finally, Grace Makutsi and her fiancé Phuti Radiphuti face the aftermath of a serious accident, and a family member’s efforts to keep them apart.

What I particularly love about this series is the way Smith depicts Botswana – the land, the culture and the people. His books make me want to book a flight and visit there. I feel certain I could go to Zebra Drive and Mma Ramotswe would share some red bush tea, which we would enjoy while sitting on her verandah.

Lisette Lecat is magnificent as the narrator of this series. She really makes the characters come alive.
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  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
Charming as ever, this book follows Mma. Ramotswe the owner of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, her husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, her assistant Grace Makutsi's and all of the other regular cast of characters. Mma. Ramotswe and Mma. Makutsi head to the Okavango Delta to a safari camp to find a guide who has been given a sum of money by a former guest at the camp. There is a very amusing scene in a canoe as they think about crocodiles that could eat them and the hippopotamus that could knock over the canoe. None of the cases they solve are very difficult. They never are. But there is something in the way that McCall Smith tells these stories that is so easy and relaxing. The descriptions of Botswana are always lovely. I think you could actually call Botswana one of the main characters.

The books may not be everyone's cup of tea, but they are quick and light, which I need once in a while. And, Lisette Lecat, the narrator, is very good.

Jan 2014
  NanaCC | Jul 26, 2015 |
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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 mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea. 

Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.
 
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans.

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Traveling to northern Botswana where they are impressed by the natural beauty of the Okavango Delta, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi visit a safari lodge where they encounter discontented locals and struggle with untimely wedding issues.

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