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Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Lisette Lecat Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series Release Date: November 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781501998942

Publisher Description

In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office—much to her dismay.

When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she learns that developers plan to build the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Mma Makutsi’s old nemesis, Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to guarantee anything beyond what she can deliver; hence her slogan: “I can’t promise anything—but I shall do my best.”

Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe has acquired a new client: one of her late father’s old friends, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Charlie volunteers to be the lead investigator in the case to prove he’s ready to be more than an apprentice, as well as to impress a new girlfriend. With Charlie’s inquiries landing him in hot water and Election Day fast approaching, Mma Ramotswe will have to call upon her good humor and gen­erosity of spirit to help the community navigate these thorny issues, and to prove that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.

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Quotes

  • “Smith’s excellent nineteenth No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel…continues to bring joy to his readers through his insights into the human heart.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “High comedy abounds in McCall Smith’s depiction of the two very different candidates and campaigns…And McCall Smith slides in intriguing glimpses of a troubled Botswana.”

    - Booklist
  • “Readers familiar with this venerable series will know that the race will be run in McCall Smith’s own patented tempo. But it bears all the quiet weight they’d expect before reaching a particularly appropriate ending.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A November 2018 LibraryReads Pick
  • An iBooks bestseller
  • New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

About the Narrator

Lisette Lecat began her career in her native South Africa, where she had stage roles and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Living in Spain, England, and the United States, she did a wide range of voice-over work in three languages. She has won fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best female solo narration.