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Sinopsis: This remarkably fresh and charming best-seller took the world by storm upon its publication. It has since earned two Booker Judges' Special Recommendations and was voted one of the "International Books of the Year and the Millennium" by the Times Literary Supplement. Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues. Chosen as a Top Ten Mystery by the Organization of Independent Booksellers, U.S.A., The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is that rare novel that imparts a sage wisdom while inspiring hearty laughter and lasting smiles.
Review: Penzler Pick, July 2001: Working in a mystery tradition that will cause genre aficionados to think of such classic sleuths as Melville Davisson Post's Uncle Abner or Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee, Alexander McCall Smith creates an African detective, Precious Ramotswe, who's their full-fledged heir.
It's the detective as folk hero, solving crimes through an innate, self-possessed wisdom that, combined with an understanding of human nature, invariably penetrates into the heart of a puzzle. If Miss Marple were fat and jolly and lived in Botswana--and decided to go against any conventional notion of what an unmarried woman should do, spending the money she got from selling her late father's cattle to set up a Ladies' Detective Agency--then you have an idea of how Precious sets herself up as her country's first female detective. Once the clients start showing up on her doorstep, Precious enjoys a pleasingly successful series of cases.
But the edge of the Kalahari is not St. Mary Mead, and the sign Precious orders, painted in brilliant colors, is anything but discreet. Pointing in the direction of the small building she had purchased to house her new business, it reads "THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT."
The solutions she comes up with, whether in the case of the clinic doctor with two quite different personalities (depending on the day of the week), or the man who had joined a Christian sect and seemingly vanished, or the kidnapped boy whose bones may or may not be those in a witch doctor's magic kit, are all sensible, logical, and satisfying. Smith's gently ironic tone is full of good humor towards his lively, intelligent heroine and towards her fellow Africans, who live their lives with dignity and with cautious acceptance of the confusions to which the world submits them. Precious Ramotswe is a remarkable creation, and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency well deserves the praise it received from London's Times Literary Supplement. I look forward with great eagerness to the upcoming books featuring the memorable Miss Ramotswe, Tears of the Giraffe and Morality for Beautiful Girls, soon to be available in the U.S. --Otto Penzler
Título: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Editorial: Recorded Books
Año de publicación: 2003
Encuadernación: Audio CD
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción No binding. Estado de conservación: Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. Nº de ref. de la librería 012-605H-XXDD
Descripción No binding. Estado de conservación: Good. Case may have wear and identifying marks/stickers. Disc plays perfectly. audio book. Nº de ref. de la librería 012-5D48-XX5H
Descripción Recorded Books, 2003. CD-ROM. Estado de conservación: Good. Used book with normal wear and tear and may contain writing. Stock photo may be different from actual book cover. Please feel free to contact us for additional photos or details about this item. International Customers: Items over 3 lbs may incur additional shipping charges. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000963700
Descripción Recorded Books. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 970310
Descripción Recorded Books, LLC. Audio. Estado de conservación: Fair. Audio. This Audio Book has been recorded on 7 CDs; all are present and clean. The box is in rough shape, a lot of tearing and edge wear. Read by Lisette Lecat. Audio - CD. Nº de ref. de la librería 073994
Descripción Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814025453515.0
Descripción Recorded Books, U.S.A., 2003. Audio Book (CD). Estado de conservación: Near Fine. An Excellent Copy - 7 Cds'. 8.25 Hours. Unabridged. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 021619
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814025453513.0
Descripción RECORDED BOOKS, 2003. Compact Disc. Estado de conservación: Good. COMPACT DISC Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Audio Books. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978140254535110. Nº de ref. de la librería 01978140254535110
Descripción RECORDED BOOKS, 2003. Compact Disc. Estado de conservación: Good. COMPACT DISC Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Mystery>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978140254535108. Nº de ref. de la librería 02978140254535108