The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Book - 2012
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In the latest endearing installment in the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, our resourceful heroine, Precious Ramotswe, whose primary mission is to help people with the problems in their lives, has her hands full.

Precious Ramotswe is called in to tackle a disciplinary problem at a local school. Mysteries involving children are always rather difficult, and in this case, making this more complicated is the fact that it's her adopted daughter's school. Meanwhile, her trusted assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss, a problem that may test even Precious Ramotswe's formidable talents. Finally, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi meet an old mentor for the first time, when the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of their personal manual, Principles of Private Investigation , arrives in Botswana on a case. All this and bush tea too--life is indeed rich in Botswana.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2012
ISBN: 9780307398284
Branch Call Number: MYS McCa
Characteristics: 257 p

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cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

This novel picks up after Grace and Phuti are married and deciding on the plans for their home.
Lovers of this series will delight in the continuation and humor of the previous books and new readers will be able to get to know the characters quickly.

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Liber_vermis
Jan 01, 2014

A better-than-average addition to the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series with more a elaborate plot, more detective work, and less rehashing of he past.

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dontbugmeimreading
Nov 24, 2012

Charming as usual. A pleasant break from what I usually read. It's nice to go back to a series where I know all the characters already. I was a little disappointed in Clovis Andersen, though.

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toby65
Oct 20, 2012

Another in this charming series. Going to a place where people are gracious and mannered is a lovely break.

(I am not surprised that anyone expecting a detective or legal thriller would be disappointed and quite baffled. This series is hardly what one would normally classify as 'mystery fiction'.)

These are gentle women dispensing advice and solving personal problems. If you are in the mood for that, this series is unequalled.

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StellaCometa
Oct 19, 2012

Yes, they are slight and forgettable, but they are feel good books and Mma Ramotswe is always endearing.

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morebooksplease
Jul 24, 2012

Ah...Mr. Andersen! Another great entry in this wonderful series.

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smichal
Jul 12, 2012

I love mystery and detective books, but I couldn't get over the writing style and gave up after 80-something pages, before the mystery began. I don't think it's "quaint" to have characters talking nonsense over and over like simpletons. For example, by now I have read at least 5 times that the assistant PI has a diploma stating her grade was 97% in secretarial school.

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sisson_pam
Jul 09, 2012

Delightful 357 page trip to Botswana, a beautiful country with people as dear as they appear in the book. In many African countries, a woman of 'traditional build' is a good thing as it means her husband is well off enough to take good care of his wife. I will enjoy more return trips to Botswana in the pages of Smith's books.

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pokano
Jun 23, 2012

Alexander McCall Smith turns out another charming Precious
Ramotswe book. Mma Potokwane is losing her job. One of Mr JMB Matekone's assistants is arrested for aiding and abetting a stolen car ring. Mma Makutsi and her new husband are building the house of their dreams, but something is not quite right about the contractor. And Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have a VIP visitor! McCall Smith's love of Botswana permeates these delightful books.

sharonb122 Jun 19, 2012

I enjoy this charming series very much. It was a good break from more serious books. Reading these books is like coming home to the old neighborhood to find all the familiar people with their little quirks, life problems, but thoroughly enjoyable and loveable! The gentle humor adds to the joy of the read.

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