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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

"This charming, light-hearted, wise tale hit the literary world in 2001 and became a word-of-mouth bestseller. "

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A 2013 World Book Night selection.

If you are new to the series you really should start here to get the full background.  After that you can appreciate the others in any order you like but they do follow through as Precious Ramotswe’s love/office/family and friendships develop.  They are uplifting, warm and strangely compelling, a must-read for all.

Comparison: Colin Cotterill (The Coroner’s Lunch), Celestine Hitiura Vaite (Frangipani), Saumya Balsare (Cambridge Curry Club).

Books in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series:

1. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

2. Tears of the Giraffe

3. Morality of Beautiful Girls

4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men

5. The Full Cupboard of Life

6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

7. Blue Shoes and Happiness

8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors

10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

11. The Double Comfort Safari Club

12. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

13. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

14. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

15. The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

16. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

17. Precious and Grace

18. The House of Unexpected Sisters

19. The Colours of All the Cattle

20. To the Land of Long Lost Friends

21. How to Raise An Elephant

22. The Joy and Light Bus Company

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