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

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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 best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, 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  - alanna1122 - LibraryThing

Another installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Fair warning. I love Alexander McCall Smith. This was a satisfying chapter in the series. I liked how the plot progressed - I feel like ... Read full review

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A nice read of the challenges facing the families of the detective agency. A doctor promises to cure the girl in the wheelchair and Mma Makutsi buys a bed with unfortunate results. A family mystery gets solved. 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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