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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Book 13, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

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, and the occasional cup of tea.
 
Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd as this is, she’s far too busy to worry about it. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the worst lawyer in Gaborone. Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building the house of their dreams, but their builder is not completely on the up and up. And, most shockingly, Mma Potokwane, defender of Botswana’s weak and downtrodden, has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to her rightful position?
 
As wealthy and powerful influences at the orphan farm become allied against their friend, help arrives from an unexpected visitor: the tall stranger from Mma Ramotswe’s dreams, who turns out to be none other than the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of the No. 1 Ladies’ prized manual, The Principles of Private Detection. Together, Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and their teacher-turned-colleague help right this injustice and in the process discover something new about being a good detective.

From the Hardcover edition.

Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 05, 2012 – Smith wisely doesn’t tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food in his 13th excursion to Gaborone, Botswana, in the company of bighearted PI Precious Ramotswe (after 2011’s The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party). An unknown tall man appears in a dream to Mma Ramotswe, and before long, one shows up for real, in the person of American Clovis Andersen, author of the bible of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Principles of Private Detection. Invited to the country by a woman working on an American project to build school libraries, Anderson ends up assisting his biggest fan in looking into the dirty laundry of a businessman whose plans to make the local orphanage more efficient threaten the role of its matron and its successful operation. As always, the detection is secondary to Smith’s continuing exploration of the rhythms and social dynamics of smalltown African life.

Customer Reviews

Digital version=page errors!

I wish I hadn't bought the iPad 2 version. So many repeated pages, paragraphs!!! First book I've downloaded with such glitches. Love the series, beyond disappointed. Will buy from book store.

Wait for the corrected edition

I've read them all and couldn't wait to read this one, even though it's expensive for an ebook. Imagine my disappointment (and yours if you buy it) when I discover it's full of errors. Sentences that aren't finished, and 3 complete pages repeated at the end of a chapter! I have never read such a poorly edited ebook. I'm sure the author is embarrassed, who would want to have their work presented so poorly? The publisher and/or Apple should be ashamed. Wait for the corrected edition.

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Once again, Alexander McCall Smith brings to life the country of Botswana and the characters of the First Ladies Detective Agency, allowing the reader to loose themselves in the complexities and the simplicities of human nature. The country and the characters in the artful hands of Smith's lyrical narrative have to struggle to stay on the page. With the introduction of the Agency's mentor Clovis Andersen we have an affable, able partner who strengthens Mma Ramostswe's understanding of the finer points of detection and illuminates the power of intuition against the undercurrents of the culture. Another treasure of a volume!

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Apr 03, 2012
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 13, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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