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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith, Lisette Lecat (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/20/2003)
Digital Audiobook (10/25/2021)
Hardcover (11/16/2021)
Paperback (2/6/2003)
Paperback, Large Print (10/18/2011)
Hardcover (11/1/2005)
Compact Disc (2/18/2003)
MP3 CD (7/7/2015)
CD-Audio (4/1/2018)
Mass Market Paperback (3/31/2009)
Paperback, Spanish (9/30/2008)
Mass Market Paperback (7/26/2005)
Paperback (3/10/2009)
Boxed Set (11/1/2005)
Paperback (9/1/2002)


This remarkably fresh and charming bestseller took the WD 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.

Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio, 9781501260254

Publication Date: July 7, 2015