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By Alexander McCall Smith
THE NO. 1 women’ DETECTIVE supplier - publication 1
Fans worldwide adore the best-selling No. 1 women’ Detective service provider sequence and its owner, worthwhile Ramotswe, Botswana’s most desirable girl detective. during this captivating sequence, Mma Ramotswe—with aid from her dependable affiliate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her instances and her own lifestyles with knowledge, reliable humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s broadly acclaimed The No. 1 girls Detective enterprise sequence tells the tale of the delightfully crafty and vastly attractive beneficial Ramotswe, who's interested in her career to “help individuals with difficulties of their lives.” instantly upon developing store in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is employed to trace down a lacking husband, discover a con guy, and persist with a wayward daughter. however the case that tugs at her middle, and lands her at risk, is a lacking eleven-year-old boy, who can have been snatched by means of witchdoctors.
The No. 1 women’ Detective Agency obtained Booker Judges’ specified concepts and was once voted one of many foreign Books of the 12 months and the Millennium through the Times Literary Supplement.
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