No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

The Miracle at Speedy Motors

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Publisher: Vintage Canada
In the ninth installment of this infinitely enjoyable and bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best–solving crimes and taking care of business: her own and everybody else’s.

Investigating her latest case, Mma Ramotswe has to trek to a game preserve, where she rediscovers the breathtaking beauty of her beloved Botswana. She is there to uncover the truth about an elderly American traveller whose safari proved to be his last journey. What she discovers is a surprise to everyone concerned.

Meanwhile, problems are also brewing back at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: Mma Makutsi has instituted the Complaint Half Hour in order to air her grievances–which works well for her until Mma Ramotswe decides to institute her own version. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni–Mma Ramotswe’s estimable husband–has suddenly decided to mortgage the garage.

But without a doubt–and after several cups of bush tea–Precious Ramotswe will make sure, as only she can, that everything turns out as it should.

From the Hardcover edition.


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“Utterly charming and compulsively readable.” Newsweek

“Before this touching case is solved–with the twist of folk humor that makes the whole series irresistible – there will indeed be miracles.” The New York Times

“Whether you’re making your first visit to McCall Smith’s fictional Botswana or your ninth, it’s an irresistible destination.” The Scotsman