The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
In this latest installment in the charming, bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe faces two confounding cases: the mysterious fate of some cows, and the ghost-like reappearance of her dear old white van. As Mma Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds... show more
In this latest installment in the charming, bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe faces two confounding cases: the mysterious fate of some cows, and the ghost-like reappearance of her dear old white van. As Mma Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds herself also pursuing other mysteries closer to home. One of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices appears to have gotten a girl pregnant, and has run away to avoid marrying her. Meanwhile, Precious sees her beloved old van—sent to the junkyard long ago—trundling around the city again. Has the van been miraculously revived, or is she hallucinating? Further complicating matters are Violet Sephotho’s newly launched campaign for a seat in Botswana’s parliament, and Grace Makutsi’s growing fears that she’ll never be able to marry her fiancé Phuti Radiphuti if she can’t find the perfect pair of wedding shoes. As ever, Precious will draw on her trademark grace and wisdom as she helps unravel all these tangled threads.
Publish date: March 6th 2012
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#12)
The Saturday big tent wedding party by Alexander McCall SmithJust going through my shelves of books and ran into this one that I hadn't read yet. A female detective agency book.In this one there is a lot going on: cows have been killed, pregnant bride runs away, missing van is seen. Interesting how...
Always a pleasure to read from this series. Quite a few things happen in this book: a mishap, a misunderstanding, a mix up, a matrimony -- a mish-mash of adventure set in the 'outback' that is Botswana.
Not the strongest in the series, but it did move the lives of some of the characters along.
97%, tiny white van, talking shoes, Clovis Andersen, cattle, red tea, old Botswana values, Mr. J.L.B. and yadda yadda. Round and round it goes, but I'll still read the next one. I love these characters.
In the 12th volume of this delightful series, Botswana’s most renowned lady detective looks into a mysterious event on a farmer’s land. Cattle have been slashed. Who would do such a thing? Of course Precious Ramotswe and her able, if somewhat shoe-addled assistant, Grace Makutsi, are on the case, an...