In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

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Random House, Inc.
THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 6

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.

In the newest addition to the universally beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself overly beset by problems. She is already busier than usual at the detective agency when added to her concerns are a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive and the baffling appearance of a pumpkin. And then there is Mma Makutsi, who decides to treat herself to dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man who seems to have two left feet. Nor are things running quite as smoothly as they usually do at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotswe’s husband, the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is overburdened with work even before one of his apprentices runs off with a wealthy woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe’s normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a secret from her past. . . .

All this unfolds against the sunlit background of Mma Ramotswe’s beloved homeland, Botswana–a land of empty spaces, echoing skies, and an endless supply of soothing bush tea.

Baker & Taylor
Precious Ramotswe finds herself overburdened at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and faces more complications when she finds a strange intruder in her house and a mysterious pumpkin in her yard.

Blackwell North Amer
Precious Ramotswe finds herself overly beset by problems. She is already busier than usual at the detective agency when added to her concerns are a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive and the baffling appearance of a pumpkin. And then there is Mma Makutsi, who decides to treat herself to dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man who seems to have two left feet. Nor are things running quite as smoothly as they usually do at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotswe's husband, the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is overburdened with work even before one of his apprentices runs off with a wealthy woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe's normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a secret from her past.
All this unfolds against the sunlit background of Mma Ramotswe's beloved homeland, Botswana - a land of empty spaces, echoing skies, and an endless supply of soothing bush tea.

Baker
& Taylor

Overwhelmed by work at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe is further challenged by a strange intruder at her home, the appearance in her yard of a mysterious pumpkin, troubles at her husband's motorworks, and a visitor who forces her to confront a painful secret from her past. 175,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books c2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375422713
0375422714
Branch Call Number: F MCC
Characteristics: 233 p. ; 22 cm

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Aimee M Trudel
Feb 27, 2020

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bibliosara Nov 19, 2019

Pumpkins, intruders, dance lessons, and more delight the reader in the sixth No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency book. Mma Romatswe and Mma Makutsi are both facing challenges with men, and it will take all their self-possession to solve a series of challenges that are far more difficult than helping fix the problems of others. As always, reading one of these books feels like reuniting with old friends, and the triumphs and doubts, failures and joys, of our favorite characters make them even more endearing.

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luv2read571
Jun 11, 2015

This is one of the more suspenseful books in the series. Even the secondary characters had great story lines.

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Irene99
Jan 27, 2014

Another delightful chapter in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. There was some remarkable writing, too. This was one I particularly liked: "The old woman said nothing for a moment, and Mma Ramotswe kept her arm about her shoulder. It was a strange feeling, she had always thought; feeling the breathing of another, a reminder of how we all share the same air, and of how fragile we are. At least there was enough air in the world for everybody to breathe; at least people did not fight with one another over that. And it would be difficult, would it not, for the rich people to take all the air away from the poor people, even if they could take so many other things? Black people, white people: same air." (p. 172)

hermlou Jul 24, 2011

A satisfying solution of Mme Ramotswe's many problems. She accidentally hits a man on a bike with her van, and she arranges for his bike to be fixed and for the man to be hired at Speedy Motors. Her goodwill is rewarded when he finds her stolen van. In the back of her mind is the fear that her first husband will disclose that they were never divorced, making her a bigamist. Will she pay him off, or will she tell her husband? I enjoy this series of a lady detective and her assistant.

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GingerKaren
Aug 01, 2005

In this sixth novel, the now married Mma Ramotswe finds a man under her bed, a pumpkin on her porch, and a dilemma that may ruin her domestic bliss that involves a confrontation with the cruel Note Mokoti. And when her tiny white van is stolen, and Precious is heart-broken, her dear friends come to her rescue out of love and respect. These books confirm my esteem of their gentle humor and joie de vivre.

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