The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18)

by McCall Smith, Alexander (Author)

ISBN: 9781101972823

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family-both the one you're born with and the one you choose.

Story Locale: Present-day Gaborone, Botswana

Series Overview: BESTSELLING SERIES: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series has a devoted fan base, and each book in the series has been a national bestseller, including the most recent, Precious and Grace, which debuted at #7 on The New York Times list and also appeared on the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. The series overall has more than 7.5 million copies in print.

AUTHOR PLATFORM: With a rapidly increasing 65,000+ Facebook fans and 17,000+ Twitter followers, McCall Smith has a lively presence on social media and actively connects with his growing readership.

A BUSY YEAR: Sandy's fans are in for a treat in 2018. There is new standalone novel, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse, that goes on sale in June, as well as new installments in his 44 Scotland Street series in February and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in the fall.

Format: Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Anchor, May 2018

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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