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by McCall Smith, Alexander.

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TitleThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author / Responsible partyMcCall Smith, Alexander.
GenreDetective and Mystery fiction.
TopicsDetective and Mystery fiction. Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction. Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

Additional Information

System control numberS14811
Original Print PublisherNew York, NY : Random House, 1998.
Series statementBook 1 of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
NarratorLisette Lecat.
Narrator NameLisette Lecat.
Participant or performer noteLisette Lecat.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator