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Mma Ramotswe sipped at her tea. She was sittng in the office of Tlokwen Road Speedy Motors, underneath Mr. J. L. B. Maketoni's spares suppliers' calendar, passing the time of day with her friend, as she sometimes did when her own office was quiet. This was inevitable; sometimes people simply did not want to find things out. Nobody was missing, nobody was cheating on their wives, nobody was embezzling. At such times, a private detective may as well hang a closed sign on the office door and go off to plant melons. Not that she intended to plant melons; a quiet cup of tea followed by a shopping trip to the African Mall was as good a way of spending the afternoon as any. Then she might go to the Book Centre and see if any interesting magazines had arrived. She loved magazines. She loved their smell and their bright pictures. She loved interior design magazines which showed how people lived in faraway places. They had so much in their houses, and such beautiful things too. Paintings, rich curtains, piles of velvet cushions which would have been wonderful for a fat person to sit upon, strange lights at odd angles ...
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, 1998
  • Alexander McCall Smith
"Precious Ramotswe is the Miss Marple of Botswana." TNYTBR
Mma Ramotswe Bibliography
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency1998
Tears of the Giraffe2000
Morality for Beautiful Girls2001
The Kalahari Typing School for Men2002
The Full Cupboard of Life2003
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies2004
Blue Shoes and Happiness2006
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive2007
The Miracle at Speedy Motors2008
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built2009
The Double Comfort Safari Club2010
Precious and the Puggies or Precious and the Monkeys, novella for young readers2010
Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party2011
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection2012
Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill, novella for young readers2012
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon2013
The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe2014
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine2015
Precious and Grace2016
The House of Unexpected Sisters2017
The Colors of All the Cattle2018
To the Land of Long Lost Friends2019
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