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THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1
Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies'
Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its
proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady
detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe
navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good
humor-not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi,
and the occasional cup of tea.
The beloved first novel in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
series, now available for the first time in hardcover, 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, Mma Ramotswe 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 that
of a missing eleven-year-old boy who may have been snatched by