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 Makutsi&;navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith&;s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to &;help people with problems in their lives.&; Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.
The No. 1 Ladies&; Detective Agency received two Booker Judges&; Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.