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By Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 girls’ DETECTIVE service provider - booklet 1

Fans around the globe adore the best-selling No. 1 girls’ Detective company sequence and its owner, worthy Ramotswe, Botswana’s optimal woman detective. during this fascinating sequence, Mma  Ramotswe—with aid from her unswerving affiliate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her circumstances and her own lifestyles with knowledge, solid humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s extensively acclaimed The No. 1 girls Detective company sequence tells the tale of the delightfully crafty and greatly enticing invaluable Ramotswe, who's interested in her career to “help individuals with difficulties of their lives.” instantly upon constructing store in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is employed to trace down a lacking husband, discover a con guy, and persist with a wayward daughter. however the case that tugs at her center, and lands her at risk, is a lacking eleven-year-old boy, who can have been snatched by way of witchdoctors.

The No. 1 girls’ Detective Agency got Booker Judges’ certain strategies and was once voted one of many overseas Books of the 12 months and the Millennium via the Times Literary Supplement.

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