Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The NO.1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Mma Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's own first lady detective, her agency set at the foot of Kgale hill, Gaborone. When her father dies after a hard life as a miner, she inherits a decent sum of money left for her by him. Mma Ramotswe invests it all in a detective agency proudly named "The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency." She solves her cases with common sense and bravery. Her cases include cheating husbands, insurance scams and even distrustful fathers.

Eloquently written, charming, with a wry sense of humour. This book has now been adopted into film shot entirely in Botswana, directed by the late, Anthony Minghella and starring Grammy ward winning star, Jill Scott.

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