Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Book - 2009
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The latest installment of this universally beloved and best-selling series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents . . . .
Mma Ramotswe's ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni-her estimable husband and one of Botswana's most talented mechanics--is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern. Can she find a way to save her old friend?
In the meantime, Mma Makutsi discovers that her old rival Violet Sephotho, who could not have gotten more than fifty percent on her typing final at the Botswana Secretarial College, has set her sights on none other than Mma Makutsi's fiance, Phuti Radiphuti. Can Mma Ramotswe's intuition save the day? Finally, the proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to help explain its dreadful losing streak. The owner of the team is convinced he as a traitor in his midst. But how is Mma Ramotswe, who has never seen a football match in her life, going to discern who is throwing the game? Help, it turns out, may come from an unexpected quarter.
There are few mysteries that can't be solved and fewer problems that can't be fixed when the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe puts her mind to them. A good cup of red bush tea might be the best solution of all.
Publisher: [Toronto, ON] : A.A. Knopf, 2009
ISBN: 9780375424496
9780676979237
Branch Call Number: MYS McCa
Characteristics: 212p

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peacebenow
Sep 22, 2017

Solid A.M. Smith. Madams Ramotsewe, Makutsi, Violet and the Sweepers combine to make and nice story. A mystery told w/ human kindness!

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LauraSteinert
Oct 31, 2015

Always fun to read, but this one is delightful. Sexual rivalry, a man who just can't understand a woman's attachment to her car, and of course a little mystery only the traditionally built can solve.

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annash
Oct 08, 2010

In response to Canine_sCompanion's comment:

Do you mind expending on why it is imposible to forget that the book is written by a man? Is it because of the ladies' attitude to sports? I have many girlfriends who talk about sport the same way althoulh I myself love soccer. have you ever heard of a theory that there are male and female writers in terms of style, not the actual gender of the author?

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LynnSpraggs
Sep 30, 2010

This whole series is an easy, but very entertaining read. I enjoyed them all.

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monicasunzeri
Aug 30, 2010

If you want to relax while reading this book and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series is a great combination of culture, misteries, romance and sense of humor.

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pcooper
Jul 03, 2010

I love this series. I think these characters are some of the warmest and admirable in any book. They are not perfect but they are real and strive to be "good" and do the right thing. I always wish more people were like these characters in real life.

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Canine_sCompanion
Apr 27, 2010

I love this series - but this book - makes the reader very aware that it is a man writing from the perspective of a woman. The other books I can forget it but not this one.

samdog123 Nov 26, 2009

I'm a big fan of the #1 ladies detective agency series...this is the latest title in the series and it doesn't disappoint! Each book is a whimsical, easy read. The first in the series is The #1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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