In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #6)
In this latest, widely praised addition to the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself faced with new challenges—and intriguing surprises.Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder... show more
In this latest, widely praised addition to the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself faced with new challenges—and intriguing surprises.Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Drive—and perhaps even more baffling--a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She's taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with two left feet. And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with work, one of his apprentices has run off with a wealthy older woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe’s normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past.
Publish date: March 14th 2006
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#6)
The usual combo of cozy mystery and humor, but this time Mma Ramotswe's carrying a secret that not even the honorable Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni knows. Come to find out, there is something--rather someone--that even the fierce No. 1 Ladies Detective is afraid of. Who knew?
Not quite twee, but cloying, with tedious dialogue. The first incident is never resolved, and is never really investigated, even observationally. What size and brand were the pants? Worn or new? Clean or dirty? That's a lot of information to ignore, and "Oh, they weren't Charlie's" is a limp resolut...
After reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency a couple of years ago, I accumulated a few of these, and went through 6 in less than a month. They're very quick reads - I read 2 and part-of-a-third in one day.They're very entertaining, charming, and compulsively readable. Although marketed as myster...
Book 6 is much more a character driven plot than a mystery driven story. We are invited inside the lives of the characters and take a journey that is both fun and scary. Alexander McCall Smith even push one of his character into a corner, digged a hole and found a way for the character to bring hims...
This is #6 in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Mma Rwatse lies on her bed and squeezes out a mysterious intruder who had hidden there. He flees sans pants that got caught on the bed. Is there any relationship between this stranger and the pumpkin that appears on her porch? Mma Makuti is tak...