Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

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THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 10

Fans around the world adore the best-selling 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.

In this latest installment in the endlessly entertaining series, Precious Ramotswe faces problems both personal and professional.
 
The first is the potential demise of an old friend, her tiny white van. Recently, it has developed a rather troubling knock, but she dare not consult the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni for fear he may condemn the vehicle.  Meanwhile, her talented assistant Mma Makutsi is plagued by the reappearance of her nemesis, Violet Sephotho, who has taken a job at the Double Comfort Furniture store whose proprietor is none other than Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Makutsi's fianc#65533;.  Finally, the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency has been hired to explain the unexpected losing streak of a local football club, the Kalahari Swoopers.  But with Mma Ramotswe on the case, it seems certain that everything will be resolved satisfactorily.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010.
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
ISBN: 9780307277473
030727747X
Branch Call Number: M MCCALL S
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 21 cm.

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peacebenow
Sep 22, 2017

Solid A.M. Smith. Madams Ramotsewe, Makutsi, Violet and the Sweepers combine to make and nice story. A mystery told w/ human kindness!

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LauraSteinert
Oct 31, 2015

Always fun to read, but this one is delightful. Sexual rivalry, a man who just can't understand a woman's attachment to her car, and of course a little mystery only the traditionally built can solve.

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annash
Oct 08, 2010

In response to Canine_sCompanion's comment:

Do you mind expending on why it is imposible to forget that the book is written by a man? Is it because of the ladies' attitude to sports? I have many girlfriends who talk about sport the same way althoulh I myself love soccer. have you ever heard of a theory that there are male and female writers in terms of style, not the actual gender of the author?

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LynnSpraggs
Sep 30, 2010

This whole series is an easy, but very entertaining read. I enjoyed them all.

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monicasunzeri
Aug 30, 2010

If you want to relax while reading this book and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series is a great combination of culture, misteries, romance and sense of humor.

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pcooper
Jul 03, 2010

I love this series. I think these characters are some of the warmest and admirable in any book. They are not perfect but they are real and strive to be "good" and do the right thing. I always wish more people were like these characters in real life.

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Canine_sCompanion
Apr 27, 2010

I love this series - but this book - makes the reader very aware that it is a man writing from the perspective of a woman. The other books I can forget it but not this one.

samdog123 Nov 26, 2009

I'm a big fan of the #1 ladies detective agency series...this is the latest title in the series and it doesn't disappoint! Each book is a whimsical, easy read. The first in the series is The #1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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