#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"Smith again makes the sublime look easy in his winning 12th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel… Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. Even newcomers will quickly be drawn into Mma Ramotswe's unconventional approach to investigations and rapidly feel that they are with old friends."
— Publishers Weekly
“Utterly charming and compulsively readable.”
“The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“McCall Smith’s characters are quick to find joy in small things. . . . In its own way, McCall Smith’s world is as stylized and hermetic as those created by P.G. Wodehouse or Damon Runyon—a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language and customs. Entering it can be a source of great comfort in these uncertain times.” — The Seattle TimesPraise for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency:
—The New York Times Book Review
"The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas."
"The best, most charming, honest, hilarious and life affirming books to appear in years."
—The Plain Dealer
"Millions of readers around the world… seem to hunger for the kindness, dignity and humor McCall Smith celebrates in Mma Ramotswe."
—Chicago Sun-TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana.From the Hardcover edition.