The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19)

by McCall Smith, Alexander (Author)

ISBN: 9780525564263

In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office, much to her dismay.

When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns that developers plan to build the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Mma Makutsi's old nemesis Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver-hence her slogan: I can't promise anything-but I shall do my best.

Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe gains a client, an old friend of her late father's who was the victim of a hit and run. Charlie volunteers to take on the role of lead investigator in the case to prove he's ready to be more than an apprentice and to impress a new girlfriend. With Charlie's inquiries landing him in hot water and Election Day fast approaching, Mma Ramotswe will have to call upon her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate these thorny issues, and prove that honesty and compassion will always carry the day. Penguin: Penguin Books Summer 2019

Format: Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Anchor, May 2019

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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