The Miracle at Speedy Motors: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (9) (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 15, 2008 - Fiction
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 9

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.

Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.

 

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User Review  - Amusedbythis - LibraryThing

I have read some of A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series books but stopped following the series. After checking this virtual book out of the library, I now know why. The book is slow and there is not much action. Read full review

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User Review  - Marzia22 - LibraryThing

Fully up to the admirable standard of the series. As the New York Times Book Review says "...escape into a wold of simple, picturesque pleasures and upstanding virtues." Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
26
Section 4
39
Section 5
51
Section 6
66
Section 7
80
Section 8
87
Section 11
121
Section 12
132
Section 13
143
Section 14
157
Section 15
169
Section 16
175
Section 17
185
Section 18
200

Section 9
97
Section 10
110

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About the author (2008)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.


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