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The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection

by Alexander McCall Smith

Part of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection Synopsis

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have always relied on the advice of the classic guide to their trade, The Principles of Private Detection. But who is the eminent author, Mr Clovis Andersen, and what if he were to come to Botswana? That seems a very unlikely possibility, and yet . . . When Mr Andersen visits Botswana on holiday, he is delighted and intrigued to stumble across a roadside sign that reveals the existence of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Professional courtesy suggests that he call and announce himself. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are embarking on married life and building a new house - a tricky business under any circumstances but especially hazardous when the name of the contractor is the Joy and Light Building Company.

The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection Press Reviews

Praise for The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection and Alexander McCall Smith: Fans of the series will find much to enjoy.... It is all but impossible to criticise this novel. The Guardian To say McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon doesn't quite describe what has happened. He has become more of a movement, a worldwide club for the dissemination of gentle wisdom and good cheer. The Telegraph McCall Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. Publishers Weekly The gentle and telling portrait of the human condition lingers [after reading]. Star Tribune (Minneapolis) INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Does not disappoint.... Wonderful and addictive. -- newbooks Smith wisely doesn't tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food.... As always, the detection is secondary to Smith's continuing exploration of the rhythms and social dynamics of small-town African life. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) I love Mma Ramotswe more and more.... These books always leave me feeling more positive, more optimistic, more content.... Fans will find nothing disappointing here, other than the soft sigh as you turn the final page, knowing you must wait a little time again for the next installment! -- The Bookbag (UK) Praise for Alexander McCall Smith: To say McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon doesn't quite describe what has happened. He has become more of a movement, a worldwide club for the dissemination of gentle wisdom and good cheer. --The Telegraph McCall Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. --Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349123158
Publication date: 12th March 2013
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alexander McCall Smith

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.

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