Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Suspense / S 4 Buy
2 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy
3 Suspense / S 5 Buy
4 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy
5 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy
6 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy
7 Suspense / S 5 Buy
8 Suspense / S 5 Buy
9 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy



10 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy
11 Suspense / S 4.5 Buy
12 Suspense / S 5 Buy
13 Mystery / M 5 Buy
14 Mystery / M 5 Buy
15 Mystery / M 5 Buy
16 Mystery / M 5 Buy
17 Mystery / M 5 Buy
18 Mystery / M 5 Buy
19 Mystery / M 5 Buy
20 Mystery / M 5 Buy
21 Mystery / M 5 Buy
22 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
23 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 0 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency


  • Book - 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 ...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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 ...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 9

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makuts...







  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 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 -- ...



  • Book - 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 ...



  • Book - 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...



  • Book - 15

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe -- with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makuts...



  • Book - 16

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe -- with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makuts...



  • Book - 17

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe -- with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makuts...



  • Book - 18

    Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi investigate a new mystery in this latest installment of the irresistibly charming, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Fans around the world adore the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency a...



  • Book - 19

    In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office -- much to her dismay. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on t...







  • Book - 20

    In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky proposition -- even for Botswana's premier ...



  • Book - 21

    The next book in the perennially adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series sees Precious Ramotswe calling upon all her maternal instincts when she's faced with a two-ton case. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ra...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 22

    In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe is tempted to put the brakes on a business venture before it even gets rolling.“McCall Smith is a master .... There’s beauty and revelation of one kin...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 23

    In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Grace Makutsi encounters a pair of quandaries that will require all of her and Mma Ramotswe’s cleverness and generosity to resolveGrace Makutsi’s husba...


Awards

The Full Cupboard of Life
2005 Audies -- Solo Narration-Female