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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith s widely acclaimed The 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 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 witchdoctors. 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.""
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FountainOfWords
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Almost half way through and really enjoying this. Easy read however offering food for thought.

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FountainOfWords
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And here it is - contents revealed. Any comments on the books therein appreciated. #bookbox

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FountainOfWords
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My first book box has arrived - super excited - will reveal all the contents later on.😻

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gradcat
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#WanderingJune

(Day 22 - #AfricanLady)

*Are there any Precious Ramotswe lovers out there (besides me, of course)? I love, love, love these books, plus I also loved the HBO show starring Jill Scott & Anika Noni Rose. Honk if you love Botswana‘s most revered lady detective!! ♥️

BookwormM I love this series but have fallen behind with reading it 6mo
NeamhainHughes The series with Jill Scott was soooo good now I wanna rewatch lol 6mo
LibLib I grew up in Gaborone, Botswana and enjoyed the accuracy of the books in how it describes the places and people. Nice to read about landmarks I know and been to, makes me miss home! 6mo
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Aimeesue Mma Ramotswe! And Grace Makutsi and her 97%! 6mo
Dragon 💕 I would love to have some bush tea with the lady detectives 🍵 6mo
gradcat @BookwormM I have also fallen behind, but I do possess all of them (19 up to now?). I‘d like to get back to them, but so much to read (and so little time, alas)! 📚 6mo
gradcat @NeamhainHughes I haven‘t seen the whole series yet—just the first two episodes. Now that I‘m reminded, I think I‘ll try to finish it. I‘m taking it that you dug the entire series...♥️ 6mo
gradcat @LibLib Oh, this is fascinating to me. I want to go to Gaborone so much—and only because of the book series. Well, mostly because of it, because that‘s where I formed my mental image of the place. I‘m so intrigued by your growing up there, plus it‘s nice to think that you believe Smith represents Botswana well. I‘d love to hear more about your home...so interesting! ♥️ 6mo
gradcat @Aimeesue Omigosh! You make smile just thinking about Grace and her graduation from Secretarial College...love it! ♥️ 6mo
gradcat @Dragon Have you ever had bush tea? I haven‘t, but I agree with you—tea with the ladies on the porch would be too fantastic! 🍵 😂 6mo
NeamhainHughes @gradcat don‘t remember if I quite finished it but I watched a bunch of it and read most of the series. 6mo
LibLib @gradcat you should definitely make Botswana a must see on your travel list. Kgale hill where the agency is located, I used to climb that all the time growing up. It is a beautiful country with so much to offer. Has diverse range of wildlife and the only inland Delta in the world! It is also one of the more developed and stable countries in Africa with great tourism. Couldn't recommend it more highly! 6mo
gradcat @LibLib I really wish I could do that. But in the meantime, I‘m so happy to know about you and your growing up there—so cool! 6mo
Dragon I‘ve had Rooibos tea which is bush tea I think. 6mo
gradcat @Dragon You‘re right—it is! But I haven‘t had that kind either 😂 does it taste good? ☕️ 6mo
Dragon I had it mixed in a Starbucks rose drink that was yummy 😂 6mo
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BookishMarginalia
Number One Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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Finally decided to tackle this series on audiobook. Love the narrator!

rretzler Love this series. I‘ve never tried the audiobooks though. 6mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve listened to about 7 or 8 of these. They‘re fun, even though not much happens in most of them. Love the narrator. 6mo
AutumnRLS I love this series. It's so calming. Like a cup of hot tea :) 6mo
Aimeesue Lisette Lecat is wonderful. She's got the perfect voice for this series. ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Finally read this modern classic. Found it similar to the Isabel Dalhousie series in the middle-aged female perspective, the slower pace, similar multiple small story arcs, and the unique vocations of the characters. McCall Smith certainly has a type!

I enjoyed the book generally but nothing felt really special to me, except for Precious‘s strength, forthrightness, and her cleverness.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I am re-reading Jane Austen novels for the first part of the year with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub I decided to read more diverse books in between. I had heard great things about this series, but it was not as clever as I had hoped. It is set in a culture I am not familiar with though, which was my aim.

I gave it three stars on goodreads.

Tamra The characters develop as the series progresses. The mysteries aren‘t profound, but lots about human nature and relationships. 😊 (edited) 7mo
Rachel.Rencher I didn't know this is a series! 7mo
Tamra @Rachel.Rencher it is and I‘m a crazy fan girl of it! 7mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Tamra I had my family watch the first episode of the HBO series with me over the weekend. We plan to watch every episode together. 7mo
Tamra @CogsOfEncouragement I wish that had continued on with it! Enjoy! 7mo
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AnansiGirl
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Little Free Library “check out” of #newtomeauthor that I meant to read months ago, but didn‘t happen until #maymadness challenge.

@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick Yay! I‘m loving this weeks theme! Especially for audiobooks. I‘m flying thru them. 🤓 7mo
AnansiGirl @Clwojick awesome job on your progress! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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wordzie
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@Klou thx for the tag 🙌 I'm late 😒☺
🌸 birds 🐦, the UCCC (⛪ convention), water in Africa and Iraq
🌸 telemarketer at 14
🌸 The Glister
🌸 tagged
💝 to all

Klou You're welcome 💝 8mo
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LaraReads
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Precious and I, along with @whatsthEstorey, are keeping the kiddo company in the gym tonight. I‘m worn out just watching her! 😓 Trying to check another off the #booked2019 winter season before it ends Sunday!

What a treat this card was Elisabeth! I love getting to know you so well & you‘re right, we have so much in common! 💕 I‘ll be sending some #litsylove back your way shortly! 😍📚❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
whatsthEStorey Yay! 🤗💛 8mo
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wordzie
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Great book. Mma Ramotswe opens her own private detective agency and solves the crimes of her African city. She finds that a woman's missing husband ran off with a church and was eaten by a crocodile while being baptized. She finds that a doctor who is incompetent half the time, endangering the lives of patients, and brilliant the rest of the time is not on drugs but has been switching places with his twin. Plus a child stolen by a witch doctor.

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wordzie
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Next page...

Are you saying that I am not an educated man? Is that what you are saying? That I have not read this Mr. Christie?

wordzie 😂 9mo
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wordzie
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Its says here under your occupation you are a detective. How can a woman be a detective?

Many women are detectives. Have you not read Agatha Christie?
😄😂❤

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wordzie
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He's guilty, she thought. I was right all along. Of course he can't go to the police and tell them that his stolen car has been stolen.

wordzie 😄 10mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 10mo
wordzie Thank u @jenniferajanes 📚📖🎉 10mo
Laura317 That is such a fun series! Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
wordzie Thank you @Laura317 I'm enjoying it a lot 10mo
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wordzie
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It was curious how some people had a highly developed sense of guilt, she thought, while others had none. Some people would agonise over minor slips or mistakes on their part, while others would feel quite unmoved by their own gross acts of betrayal or dishonesty.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
wordzie Thank u @CrowCAH 📚🎉📖 10mo
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wordzie
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Girls talked about their boyfriends in an easy, conspiratorial way

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wordzie
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He was undoubtedly one of the wealthiest men in the country, if not the wealthiest, but amongst the Botswana this counted for little, as none of the money had gone into cattle, and money which was not invested in cattle, as everybody knew, was but dust in the mouth.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!! Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for tips to help you also @Chelleo for more places to find out things! 10mo
Crazeedi Have you read his series starting with this one? 10mo
RaimeyGallant Interesting. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 10mo
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wordzie Thank you @Crazeedi I have The Kalahari Typing School For Men and Lovers and Trains by Alexander McCall Smith, but this is my first one by him. 10mo
wordzie Thanks you @RaimeyGallant 📚📖 10mo
Crazeedi @wordzie 👍😊 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
wordzie Thanks you! @Eggs ❤📚 10mo
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kellyann28
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First book done! This is a short little book about a woman in Botswana who starts up her own detective agency and doing what women do best: snooping and out smarting. Nothing too crazy, but was a sweet little read.
#booked2019 prompt: Woman detective
#pop19: Amateur woman detective
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Nice!!!! two prompts one book♥️ I love the #DoubleDip 11mo
kellyann28 @Cinfhen There will be a lot of double dipping for different challenges for me. Working full time and having a toddler takes a hit on reading time 😂 11mo
Cinfhen I remember those days!!! Good for you for finding any time for reading 11mo
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CSeydel
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The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series
Agatha Christie mysteries
Discworld (specifically the City Watch)
Collections of mystery short stories, like “50 Years of Ellery Queen” or “100 Years of Crime Stories by Women” etc.
#sundayfunday

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llwheeler
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I enjoyed this, which is good since I already have the next 4 haha. A little bit more vignette-style than I was expecting; there was a connecting through-line but there was multiple little cases. I'm used to the episodic style where there is one case per book pretty much. That's not a criticism at all, it worked, just my reaction. I'm looking forward to the next books!
Cozy mystery for #booked2018

Tamra My favorite comfort books! The characters develop over time and you grow to love them. The books are more observation about the nature of life, people, and relationships than the mysteries themselves. ☺️ I listened to an interview of the author recently and he is utterly charmingly witty & funny! (edited) 12mo
llwheeler @Tamra 🙂 awesome! 12mo
Cinfhen Playing catch up!!! Good for you!!! 12mo
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TorieStorieS
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For the sheer mentions of bush tea alone, this was a perfect #BeauTEAfulBooks selection!! And though it was also on my TBR for a while, I must admit that it didn‘t really live up to my expectations... it‘s more a novel of vignettes than a truly linear story so I preferred listening and #AudioColoring than actually reading it!

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyOct18 Day 28: When eating one‘s #pumpkin becomes a metaphor in life.

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Amoon
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I have read every one of these books published (new one coming soon). These books develop the main characters and each book focuses on one or two mysteries to solve. Set in Botswana, we see the beautiful simple life of Precious Ramatswe and her prickly assistant Mm. Mikutza. These books will lower your blood pressure with their slow, relaxed pace. They can be surprisingly funny and sometimes move you to tears.

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BookishTrish
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Bounties from Ireland are the best!

RavenLovelyReads I want you to know that your book didn‘t earn my like. Neither did your photo. It was the Bounty bar. 😋 I left my heart in Ireland and I guess my sweet tooth too! 1y
BookishTrish @RavenLovelyReads I hear you! My in laws are there and send care packages from time to time! 1y
RavenLovelyReads It put a smile on my face just to see it! Good memories! 😃 1y
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BookishTrish
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2. It was a crazy week but I had a movie night with the kids 3. No dairy 4. 😄🦁🐍 5. Patella - more than once.

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BookishTrish
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Might as well dive right in #steepedinstories

KatieCarpenter Oh this is on my tbr pile! 1y
JazzFeathers This has been on my TBR for such a long time. Must find time to give it a go. 1y
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BookishTrish
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Hard to believe this is the last round of #steepedinstories @MPick Excellent tea selections this month - THANK YOU! Love the rooibos book pairing. @TheKidUpstairs @drokka

drokka That Silk Road Rooibos is yummeh! 1y
readinginthedark What a fun idea! How did your #steepedinstories group work? 1y
BookishTrish @readinginthedark We each chose a book, shared the pub date to make sure there were no duplicates, but otherwise kept the titles secret. Each month we read a book, paired it with a tea and sent it to the next reader. It was really fun! 1y
readinginthedark That sounds super fun! Let me know if you do it again! 1y
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amb
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Mehso-so

I listened to this one in audio, and I think I would have liked it better if i had gone into it with no expectations. It was cute, but with the word detective in the title I kind of expected more mystery. There were investigations, but not a mystery that the book was set around. I know it is a series so I'm wondering if the first book is just setting up for future mysteries by introducing the setting and the characters. Not for me.

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Libby1
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Instead of “Scandi Noir” it looks like we‘ll be getting some “Scandi Blanc” from Alexander McCall Smith!

mrsmarch 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 1y
knittedgnome That's really exciting news!! 1y
Libby1 @mrsmarch and @knittedgnome - I‘m excited, too! 1y
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Laura317 What the heck is Scandi blanc? 1y
CouronneDhiver 🤨 what does that mean, exactly? 1y
mrsmarch @Laura317 Scandi noir is gritty and very dark, so Scandi blanc is probably quite bland. I read in the article it‘s about Ulf Varg, about whom AMS sometimes writes mini-stories on Twitter. It will be quite interesting! 1y
DeborahSmall My mum loves him!! 1y
Libby1 @Laura317 , @CouronneDhiver , @DeborahSmall - I think @mrsmarch is right! I think Scandi Blanc is just a play on the gruesome genre of Scandi Noir. Like maybe a mystery without all the blood! I love this author. I‘ve been to two author events with him and he is utterly charming. 1y
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CSeydel
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1. Mma Ramotswe and Mr J.L.B. Matekoni.
2. Heathcliff and Catherine
3. Han and Leia
4. Paul Simon & Edie Brickell

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️👫❤️ 1y
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jillrhudy
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1. Men who talk really loudly as if the whole building is interested in what they are saying
2. Brownies
3. Touchdown
4. Inspirational
5. My #FriyayIntro love is for Alexander McCall Smith and every single book in this series. Precious Ramwotse rocks.

Eggs #1 😂🤣😂 2y
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Vansa
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#weekendchat
1. Discworld, also the series I've tagged. Could do with more in Discworld
2. Mortal instruments. By far the WORST BOOK I've read.
3. Depends if I think my friend will like it or not !
4. No I don't. I prefer selecting my books and reading at my own pace !

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How I‘m spending the Polar Vortex.
How are you other Britons dealing?

laurenbescoby Luckily I have 2 small kids not at school who I care for full time so I'm just in the house, but watching my neighbours battle to go to work is depressing! The teachers across the road are staying at a relatives closer to the school because it hasn't closed despite the snow! 2y
eraderneely @miralunasbooknook Luckily I work from home and don‘t have to leave the house either. I‘m sure the commutes are terrible this week. 2y
laurenbescoby @eraderneely my friend usually works from home but had to go in yesterday. 4 and a half hours it took her to get home! 😱 she's at home today. I think more companies should put in work from home strategies for times like this. 2y
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eraderneely @miralunasbooknook your poor friend! I lived in Colorado before I moved to England and I felt like a lot of companies had good work from home plans because it was a given that you‘d get a foot of snow at least once every winter. 2y
RachelO That looks like nice warm sunny reading. Good plan! 2y
eraderneely @RachelO It‘s my book club pick, so not exactly a plan, but it works! 2y
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CSeydel
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1. I‘ve always loved to travel. The tagged book made me want to visit Botswana. Someday...
2. Yosemite National Park
3. Would love to tour continental Europe. Also an Alaska cruise has been on the wish list for many years—may get to go soon!
4. It just depends. Both have advantages!
5. Both! 😋🍨🍦

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho I really want to do an Alaskan Cruise as well 🚢 2y
CouronneDhiver Ooo - Botswana is a great choice! 2y
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Tamra
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Congrats to @TK421 for the Litsy Milestone! 🏆 Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Mma Ramotswe and friends in this series always make me feel better. I refer to them as comfort reads. They acknowledge the challenges & evil that exists in the world, but inevitably come full circle to affirm what is right & good in life. #10kgiveaway

Skyrimir My mom got me into this series and I describe them the same way. They are good cozy reads. 2y
BookishMe 😍😍 2y
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BookaholicNatty
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One last book post before I head to bed!!! This is a short but worthwhile read I heard. My friend loves this entire series and is talking about it all the time. I‘m looking forward to digging into it! 📚

BookishMe LOVE LOVE Mma Ramotswe!! 😍 😍 2y
Foxyfictionista This series is fantastic!! 2y
ChelseaM6010 This series is so good!! 2y
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knittedgnome
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I work in a used bookstore and this is the only book I'm buying today. I feel like I should get a gold star! Lol! This will be good for my around the world reading.

#usedbooks

Andrew65 A great series, currently reading book 13 in the series. 2y
knittedgnome @Andrew65 I keep hearing good things! I'm excited to start it! 2y
Andrew65 @knittedgnome Enjoy 😊 2y
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MichelleScott_author Love this book! 2y
toolamehelp The TV series was really good! 2y
knittedgnome @toolamehelp oh fun! I had no idea there was a show too! 2y
knittedgnome @Coffeeshopreviews that seems to be the consensus! 2y
writerlibrarian A good series with soft aka less violent more cerebral mysteries. I liked them. 2y
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BookishMe
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#riotgrams #Belovedseries
Looking forward to reading Book 18 later in the year!

BellaBookNook I collect these books at thrift stores in hopes that one day I will read them. This might be the year! 2y
BookishMe @BellaBookNook I hope so too... Mma Ramotswe is my literary role model! 2y
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Libby1
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The UK publisher has released a 20th anniversary cover of this wonderful book.

❤️

Bambolina_81 It's been 20years?! Where the heck did that time go? 2y
Libby1 No kidding, @Bambolina_81 ! I didn‘t discover the series until around 2004, but that was still a long time ago. 2y
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BookishMe
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#febinBooks18 New auto-buy #author

I rarely buy books for myself and if I do, it's by #AlexanderMccallSmith especially the Mma Ramotswe series without any hesitation. And Goodreads proves he's my most-read writer

slhbooks The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is a guaranteed buy for me too. I just love them! I‘ve been saving the most recent one for a ‘perfect‘ time. 2y
BookishMe @slhbooks I bought no 17 as last year's birthday gift for myself and read it to welcome the new year. No 18 later this year for a reading prompt. I hope to read each title in the series (they are so uplifting) to welcome every new year. Definitely rereading from the first book when 20th title is confirmed ;D 2y
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“She felt terribly sorry for people who suffered from constipation, and she knew that there were many who did. There were probably enough of them to form a political party- but what would such a party do if it was in power? Nothing, she imagined. It would try to pass legislation, but would fail.”

Oh Mma Ramotswe, the way you think cracks me up. Look out Sherlock! There‘s a lady Detective in town! 🤣🤣 🚫💩

dsfisher Great series 2y
Laura317 I love Precious! 💕 2y
Tamra 💗💗 These are stories to be hugged. 2y
tpixie lol 2y
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mskbp
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I was working at my first job at a bookstore when this book came out, but I had never read it. My mom requested a list of “clean” books and this was on a goodreads list, so I told her we should both read it. I finished it the next evening, and she had yet to download it :) I found it to be a quirky, quick read and I‘ve already requested the 2nd book from the library!

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stacybmartin
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Meh. I don‘t know if it was the narration or that it‘s older but I was just bored. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Pamwurtzler I read that a while ago and was not impressed either. 2y
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Avanders
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#NovemberbytheNumbers I‘m missing.... #eleven #11... perhaps this is something I️ can fix at the library book sale this weekend! (Which is where most of the rest of these unread books came from 😁)

Tamra 🤗🤗 I just picked up #12 yesterday. Fortunately this series doesn‘t have to be read order, though I think to start with it‘s best to read the first 2-3. Have you seen/read the ones with Mma Romatswe as a child? Geared for kids. They are nice too! (edited) 2y
mrsmarch @Tamra I have Great Cake Mystery! Won it from the publisher. It‘s cute. 2y
mrsmarch @Avanders @Tamra I also highly recommend AMS‘s Scotland Street series 2y
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rwmg Are hugely popular 2y
Avanders @Tamra good to know! And no, haven‘t seen or read those! Will keep an eye out! @mrsmarch awesome -thanks for the recommendation! @rwmg I️ know!! Lucky me ☺️☺️ 2y
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llwheeler
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There are a couple little free libraries I can pass on my lunchtime walk at work. Snagged this from one of them today! I think I remember someone here saying good things about this series, and the back of this copy says "the Miss Marple of Botswana" so I am sold.

Liatrek I really enjoy this book and series. Hope you enjoy😊 2y
llwheeler @Liatrek ☺ thanks, I am looking forward to it, it sounds great! 2y
Dragon Precious and her pals are so wonderful, I hope you enjoy this charming book. 2y
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llwheeler @Dragon ☺ i'm really looking forward to it... too many tbr books! 2y
Andrea4 @llwheeler just adding this to my TBR because of The Novel Cure...forgot you had picked it up and saw your blurb again while title searching- maybe I can borrow it at some point? 2y
llwheeler @Andrea4 Yeah for sure! Neat that it was in the Novel Cure 2y
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Abailliekaras
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Mehso-so

A gentle read about a lady who sets up a detective agency and solves various cases, from a cheating husband to stolen cars to a bad witch doctor. She drinks tea, chats with friends & loves her country, Botswana. It's exactly what I expected, she is a great - if too perfect - strong character; McCall Smith's love of Botswana shines through, but it was a little corny for me. A good one for cosy crime fans. #ReadAroundTheWorld #Botswana

zsuzsanna_reads I thought the next couple of books in the series got better. 2y
Abailliekaras @zsuzsanna_reads yes I'd be interested to read another one. She's a great character. 2y
Tamra The character development is good through the series, but yes, still a cozy mystery series. Sometimes that's what I need. ☺️ 2y
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wallacereads
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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This is too good not to share. #localsleuth #boredtodeath

zsuzsanna_reads Reminds me of the "businesses" I used to set up with a friend when I was a kid! 2y
zsuzsanna_reads 😍😍😍 2y
wallacereads @zsuzsanna_reads - love the initiative! 2y
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AiBBot
Number One Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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Mehso-so

If you want a read a detective story driven by male swagger, do not read this book. If you want to read how a resilient woman who uses her intelligence and intuition in her detective career to relentlessly pursuit truth and justice for her clients and her beloved county. #lrc5 #setinafrica

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smilingshelves
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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Time to enjoy my new hammock chair that my wonderful husband just installed for me! #readathon

chowmeyow 😍 that chair!!!!!!! 3y
BucklingBookshelves That looks fantastically comfy! 3y
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Libby1
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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"I highly recommend them if you want to be happy." - Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Yes, really

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#BestBlurbs
@RealLifeReading

Sue Oh Flea 😊 3y
Libby1 @Sue - 😂 3y
DeborahSmall My mums fav series ❤️📚 3y
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Libby1 @DeborahSmall - he is one of my favourite authors. So wise and funny and kind. 3y
DeborahSmall And Scottish 😉💖 3y
Libby1 Yes, @DeborahSmall ! And Scottish. I think the 44 Scotland Street books are hilarious! 3y
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