"I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time." SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "The most entertaining read of the year." GUARDIAN "Highly amusing, intelligent and heart-warming." SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Following on from the success of TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE Mma Ramotswe, daughter of the late Obed Ramotswe, is now the announced fiancee of Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. It is a fine match; she is the founder and owner of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and he is the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. But Precious Ramotswe is not as happy as she should be under the circumstances. The Detective Agency is struggling with its finances and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni is unusually low and neglecting his garage. But with the help of the reliable Mma Makutsi and a few interesting cases, things are sure to get back on course.
Born in Zimbabwe, Alexander McCall Smith is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of over 50 books, including children's stories and several collections of short st... more
Hilary Neville was born in Glasgow and read history at Cambridge University before pursuing a publishing career for eight years. After training at Webber Douglas Academy she worked in theatre, TV and ... more