The Miracle at Speedy Motors

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A.A. Knopf Canada, 2008 - Botswana - 224 pages
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In the ninth installment of this infinitely enjoyable and bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best–solving crimes and taking care of business: her own and everybody else’s.

Investigating her latest case, Mma Ramotswe has to trek to a game preserve, where she rediscovers the breathtaking beauty of her beloved Botswana. She is there to uncover the truth about an elderly American traveller whose safari proved to be his last journey. What she discovers is a surprise to everyone concerned.

Meanwhile, problems are also brewing back at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: Mma Makutsi has instituted the Complaint Half Hour in order to air her grievances–which works well for her until Mma Ramotswe decides to institute her own version. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni–Mma Ramotswe’s estimable husband–has suddenly decided to mortgage the garage.

But without a doubt–and after several cups of bush tea–Precious Ramotswe will make sure, as only she can, that everything turns out as it should.

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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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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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