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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Movie Tie-in Edition): A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1) - Community Reviews back

by Alexander McCall Smith
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Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 1 year ago
I enjoyed my visit to Africa and reading about Precious Ramotswe and how she came to start her detective agency. I loved reading about her father and was sad to hear about her marriage to a man who wasn't good to her. She drank a lot of "bush tea" so I looked it up and ordered some. I enjoyed trying...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 3 years ago
I've heard people raving about the audio-books and the books in general for this series. But, I couldn't get into it. It does have a great main character but I found myself bored through most of it. Precious Ramostwe has a rough life in the past. To get away from it and to help other she decides ...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
The No.1 ladies' detective agency consists of one woman, the engaging and sassy Precious Ramotswe, who sets up shop in Gabarone, Botswana. This unlikely herione specialises in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and impostors. If you have had a rough week, if your day has been hectic and ...
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it 5 years ago
I loved this little book! After her dear father dies, Precious Ramotswe suddenly has enough money to do whatever she wants and so she decides to open the best (and only) Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana. Even though starting a business is not easy, slowly the cases start arriving, requiring ever...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I'm a fan of mystery novels, although I often find myself less than happy with the subgenre this corresponds to, the so-called "cozy mystery." Several things though lift this above the usual book on the mystery aisle. The style is simple, even spare, and the structure rather loose, but Smith's detec...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Light detective stories that are different and interesting. Not quite to my taste but not bad either a very quick read.
Crime-on-thrill
Crime-on-thrill rated it 7 years ago
I was searching for this book for a long time. Wanted to buy it, but the price was too high for my pocket money to afford it. Finally bought it from a second hand book dealer in College Street. The money spent on it was totally justified and well spent. Although I wouldn't call this book a detective...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 7 years ago
I had heard of this series, and in the mood for a light mystery and fond of those that use settings that most American readers aren't familiar with, I gave the first book a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the combination of warmth and seriousness that Alexandra McCall Smith brought to his stories...
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it 7 years ago
Precious Ramotswe is a complex woman. She loves Botswana, Africa, its people, and her calling to serve them:"She was a good detective, and a good woman. A good woman in a good country, one might say. She loved her country, Botswana, which is a place of peace, and she loved Africa, for all its trials...
A Date with a Book
A Date with a Book rated it 9 years ago
First in a series. I enjoyed this book. She is the first lady detective in Botswana and this proves some difficulty. However, by the end of the book she is pretty good at solving cases and finding people.
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