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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Botswana

Genre(s): Crime, Humour

Era(s): Modern



“There is no problem so great it cannot be solved by a cup of bush tea.”
The prolific Alexander McCall Smith is the undisputed king of cosy crime, the antithesis of the much-touted Tartan Noir movement. His Precious Ramotswe novels may not feature much blood and guts, but readers love them for their humour and respect for African traditions. (The Independent)

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