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, as well as the occasional cup of tea.
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely
acclaimed No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the
delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to
her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon
setting up shop in a small storefront in the town of Gaborone, she is hired to track down a
missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case
that tugs at her heart and lands her in danger is a missing eleven-year-old
boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received
two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the
International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary
Supplement. Download and start listening now!