The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled. Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an... show more
In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled. 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.
Publish date: 2012
Pages no: 257
Edition language: English
This is one of those “bubble bath for the brain” series that I used to love turning to after heavy reads. I lost track of it for years and now I’m several books behind. I’m both pleased and dismayed that McCall Smith is still cranking one of these out every year; pleased because I enjoy my brain bub...
Brilliant, delightful and now my favorite Alexander McCall Smith book. His analysis of the truth and description of Africa are gentle and fun, making the reader linger. The shoes of Mma. Makutsi have a new feature. My favorite quote: “I promise to share all my worldly goods-including ...
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.
Just finished the thirteenth novel in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. The novels are set in Botswana. Precious Ramotswe is the main character. She is a traditionally built, happy lady who starts a detective agency and becomes busy, not just with her cases but with ...
Although I finished this book in about a day, I've been stuck on this review for weeks. Could it be that I've moved on from the series? Could it be that McCall Smith is starting to repeat himself? Has he lost his magic?Yes, yes, and yes, along with the added discomfort of lingering weirdness for rea...