Alexander McCall Smith


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    General Fiction

    Feb-2016

    Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its ni...

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    Mystery

    Nov-2015

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 16

    This latest installment of the beloved and best-selling series as endearing and delectable as ever Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, so at Mma Makutsi s suggestion, Mma Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday. But ...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2015

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 10

    The ever-delightful, insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth returns to take on a case unlike any she's had before--this one with paranormal implications--in the tenth installment of this beloved author's consistently best-selling...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2015

    A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original SelectionIn this warm, intelligently observed novella, Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine, learns valuable lessons about inviting the past (and everyone in it) back into your...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-2015

    The bestselling and beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us his charming take on Jane Austen with this modern-day retelling of "Emma." The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbur...

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    Suspense

    Feb-2015

    44 Scotland Street - 9

    Alexander McCall Smith's wildly popular 44 Scotland Street series chronicles life in a corner of Edinburgh brimming with wit and humor. Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Wel...

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    Mystery

    Nov-2014

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 15

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency often helps people find things they have lost. But they have never had to help a client find "herself"--until now, in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling and beloved series. A kindheart...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2014

    Precious Ramotswe (Kids) - 3

    A detective in the wild. Young Precious gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. While there she makes a new friend, a boy named Khumo, and meets an actor-lion named Teddy, who is starring in a film. When T...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    An eBook short.An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist’s larger-than-life comical trip to Ireland. Cornelius P. “Fatty” O'Leary...

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    Suspense

    Aug-2014

    44 Scotland Street - 8

    44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy--ju...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-2014

    The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Amanda and her husba...

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    Mystery

    Nov-2013

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 14

    Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mm...

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    Suspense

    Oct-2013

    44 Scotland Street - 7

    The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring seven-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy -- just ask his mother. ...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2013

    Precious Ramotswe (Kids) - 2

    Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. S...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jun-2013

    As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronis...

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    Mystery

    May-2013

    Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive priva...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2013

    A Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - 4

    Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due -- a quest which has the tendency ...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2012

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 9

    Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhou...

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    Suspense

    Aug-2012

    44 Scotland Street - 6

    All our favorite characters are up to new tricks in the utterly charming sixth novel in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. The great city of Edinburgh is renowned for its impeccable restraint, so how, then, did the extended family of 44 S...

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    Literary

    Jun-2012

    A Corduroy Mansions Novel - 3

    It’s back to Corduroy Mansions -- the slightly dilapidated but well-lived-in mansion block in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood -- for the third installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s latest beloved series. It seems the universe itself is ...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2012

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 13

    In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled. Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision ...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2012

    Precious Ramotswe (Kids) - 1

    Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is ...

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    Mystery

    Dec-2011

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 8

    In this latest installment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie series, our inquisitive heroine helps a new friend discover the identity of her father. Isabel and her fianc know who they are and where they come from. But not everybody is so fortunate....

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    Mystery

    Oct-2011

    In these two warm, engaging, and intelligently observed novellas, Alexander McCall Smith s sharp-eyed heroine Isabel Dalhousie is reminded to avoid jumping to hasty conclusions about the lives of others and to value friendship wherever it s found, an...

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    in What You Wish For

    General Fiction

    Sep-2011

    A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspirin...

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    Literary

    Jul-2011

    A Corduroy Mansions Novel - 2

    The heartwarming and hilarious new installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith's newest beloved character: the Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay. In the elegantly crumbling mansion block i...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2011

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 12

    At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate by a rather frightened and furtive gentleman. It is an intriguing problem with plenty of suspects -- ...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2010

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 7

    In this latest, felicitous addition to the Isabel Dalhousie series, our inquisitive heroine comes to see that there are very few of us who are not flawed . . . herself included. A couple who are old friends of Isabel's ask for her help in a rath...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2010

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 11

    The delightful new installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved and best-selling series finds Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi traveling to the north of Botswana, to the stunning Okavango Delta, to visit a safari lodge where there have been several un...

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    Suspense

    Jan-2010

    44 Scotland Street - 5

    The witty and utterly delightful new novel in the national bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, sti...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2009

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 6

    The sixth book in this bestselling series gives us Isabel, intrigue -- both moral and financial -- a fox bite, two engagements and at least one wedding! While attending a second birthday party with her son, Charlie, Isabel meets Minty Auchterl...

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    Literary

    Jul-2009

    A Corduroy Mansions Novel - 1

    From universally beloved author Alexander McCall Smith, comes the first novel in a brand new series with a colorful cast of characters and one incredibly crafty canine. In London's hip Pimlico neighborhood the much-loved Corduroy Mansions sits on ...

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    Suspense

    May-2009

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 10

    In this latest installment in the endlessly entertaining series, Precious Ramotswe faces problems both personal and professional. The first is the potential demise of an old friend, her tiny white van. Recently, it has developed a rather troubling k...

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    Historical

    Feb-2009

    La's Orchestra Saves the World is another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from this favourite storyteller. It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-...

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    Action Adventure

    Oct-2008

    Akimbo - 5

    Akimbo is excited to have his cousin, Kosi, visit him on the game reserve where he lives, . and when a visiting scientist invites the boys to join her when she studies a pack of baboons, they can't wait to assist her in the bush. The baboons they fin...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2008

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 5

    In the delectable fifth installment of the bestselling adventures of Isabel Dalhousie, our cherished inquisitive heroine returns to investigate a medical mystery. A doctor's career has been ruined by allegations of medical fraud and Isabel cannot i...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2008

    Max & Maddy - 2

    Max and Maddy Twist have a flair for solving crimes. You might even say it's in their blood. That's because their parents once ran a thriving detective agency--until the notorious Professor Claude Sardine shut them down. But now Max and Maddy are rea...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2008

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 9

    THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 9 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 ser...

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    Suspense

    Nov-2007

    44 Scotland Street - 3

    This just in from Edinburgh: the complicated lives of the denizens of 44 Scotland Street are becoming no simpler. Domenica Macdonald has left for the Malacca Straits to conduct a perilous anthropological study of pirate households. Angus Lordie’s d...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2007

    The Appetizer: "The Perfect Hamburger"When a snazzy fast-food chain moves into town, business at Joe's favorite hamburger restaurant begins to suffer. He gets an idea that's sure to bring back the diners, but there's just one problem. The secret reci...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2007

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 4

    In the latest beguiling installment of this beloved series, Isabel Dalhousie -- the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet -- returns to investigate an irresistible puzzle in the art world. Isabel Dalhousie now has a son, Ch...

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    Suspense

    Aug-2007

    44 Scotland Street - 4

    There is never a quiet moment on 44 Scotland Street. In The World According to Bertie, Pat deals with the reappearance of Bruce, which has her heart skipping--and not in a pleasant way. Angus Lordie's dog Cyril has been taken away by the authorities,...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2007

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 8

    In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endlessly enjoyable, bestselling series, the judicious Precious Ramotswe comes to discover what is true, stable, and genuine in an ever-shifting world. There is rarely a dull moment in the life o...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2007

    Harriet Bean - 2

    Harriet Bean loves nothing more than a good mystery. And together with her five extraordinary aunts (Veronica, Harmonica, Majolica, and twins Japonica and Thessalonika), she is always ready to take on a new case. Harriet doesn't think twice when her ...

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    Mystery

    Mar-2007

    Max & Maddy - 1

    Max and Maddy Twist have a flair for solving crimes. You might even say it's in their blood. That's because their parents once ran a thriving detective agency--until the notorious Professor Claude Sardine shut them down. But now Max and Maddy are rea...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2006

    Dream Angus is one of the earliest of the Celtic deities, and one of the most beloved. Angus comes bounding over the heather with his bag of dreams to dispense to those who want them. He is lithe of foot and beautiful -- as befits one who is also t...

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    Action Adventure

    Sep-2006

    Akimbo - 4

    Akimbo can't believe his luck when his father allows him to visit his uncle Peter's snake park. And when a local village calls to report a sighting of a green mamba snake--the rarest and most deadly one of all--Akimbo hopes to help his uncle catch it...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2006

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 3

    Mimi, Isabel's cousin from Dallas, and her husband, Joe, visit Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to a wealthy Texan friend and his lithe fiancee. Isabel quickly begins to suspect that the fiancee is more interested in his money than his love, but should...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2006

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 7

    In this latest installment in the internationally best-selling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local medica...

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    Action Adventure

    Apr-2006

    Akimbo - 3

    When a visiting croc expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo is thrilled. But when the crocodiles attack the guide, injuring him gravely, it will be up to Akimbo to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump start a truck to bring back he...

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    Suspense

    Nov-2005

    44 Scotland Street - 2

    Alexander McCall Smith's many fans will be pleased with this latest installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. Back are all our favorite denizens of a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh. Bertie the immensely talented six year old is...

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    Action Adventure

    Sep-2005

    Akimbo - 1

    Imagine living in the heart of Africa, where the sun rises each morning over blue mountains, and great plains stretch as far as the eye can see. Imagine living in a place where wild animals still roam freely -- elephants, lions, crocodiles. Akimbo li...

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    Action Adventure

    Sep-2005

    Akimbo - 2

    Imagine living in the heart of Africa, where the sun rises each morning over -- blue mountains, and great plains stretch as far as the eye can see. Imagine living in a place where wild animals still roam freely -- elephants, lions, crocodiles. Akim...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2005

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 2

    In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's bestselling detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart. When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at...

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    Suspense

    Jun-2005

    44 Scotland Street - 1

    Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Dome...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2005

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 6

    In this latest, widely praised addition to the beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself faced with new challenges--and intriguing surprises. Precious is busier than usual at t...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2005

    A Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - 2

    Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rar...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2004

    Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven ne...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2004

    In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired and surprised by the encounters we're made privy to. McCall Smith, a master of the unexpected and a seamless storyteller, rev...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2004

    An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery - 1

    Introducing Isabel Dalhousie the heroine of the latest bestselling series from the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Isabel, the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics and an occasional detective, has been accused of getting involved in p...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2004

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 5

    In the fifth book in the prodigiously successful series, traditionally built, eminently sensible Mma Precious Ramotswe continues her enterprise at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, a country that is indeed fortunate. Still ...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2003

    A Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - 3

    Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rar...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2003

    A Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - 1

    Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rar...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2003

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 4

    Mma Precious Ramotswe is content. Her business is well established with many satisfied customers, and in her mid-thirties ("the finest age to be") she has a house, two adopted children, a fine fiance. But, as always, there are troubles. Mr. J.L.B. Ma...

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    Suspense

    Nov-2002

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 3

    In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important "Government Man," and the moral character...

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    Suspense

    Sep-2002

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 2

    Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies' detective agency in Botswana. In Tears of the Giraffe she tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared in...

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    Suspense

    1998

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 1

    MEET PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE, "the Miss Marple of Botswana" (The New York Times Book Review) --a heroine who is endearing, engaging, and simply irresistible. With persistent observation, gentle intuition, and a keen desire to help people with the problems ...

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    Mystery

    1990

    Harriet Bean - 1

    When Harriet Bean's father mentions that he has five sisters--whom Harriet has never met--she is immediately intrigued. Harriet is determined to uncover the whereabouts of her five lost aunts, but with nothing more than an unfinished family portrait ...

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    General Fiction

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    Mystery

    Harriet Bean - 3

    When Harriet discovers that she has yet another lost aunt--a cowgirl named Formica--she jumps at the chance to join her two detective aunts on a visit. Aunt Formica's ranch is being plagued by devious cattle rustlers, and she needs Harriet's help to ...

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