Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Country: Zimbabwe/UK
Year: 1998
Pages: 235 pgs.
Rating: 5 out of 5

First sentence: Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of Kgale Hill.

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple has long been my favorite on the mystery scene. However, she now has strong competition with Mma (Precious) Ramotswe, the one and only lady detective in all of Botswana.

After her father's death, Mma Ramotswe sells her inheritance, a herd of cows, to set up shop as a detective in Gaborone, Botswana. Her agency, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, is the only one of its kind, and it is not too long before clients begin seeking out her services. This book, the first in the series, seems to be laying the groundwork for future adventures.

Precious Ramotswe is a delight! She is a warm, compassionate, intuitive African lady, and is the embodiment of all that modern Africa is striving to be. With a love for the red desert earth she grew up next to, she is proud of her country, and I loved to read about her reflections of Botswanan life.  Her sense of humor is contagious, and I look forward to reading more of the series. And, although I have been to South Africa before (Mma Ramotswe lives very close to the Botswana/South Africa border), I can now add Botswana to the list of countries I would like to visit!

71 comments:

SuziQoregon said...

If you are interested in audiobooks at all I can highly recommend the audio versions of this series. They're read by Lisette Lecat and she's wonderful.

Eva said...

My mom has several of these series, and if you're comparing them to Miss Marple I think I might have to check them out!

Myrthe said...

I recently read this book as well and I loved it!

Click on my name and the link will take you straight to my review.

3m said...

I've really enjoyed this series!

Literary Feline said...

This is such an enjoyable series. I am glad you liked the first book! Mma Ramostswe is one of those characters I would love to share tea with.

Joy said...

Hi Nyssaneala! I'm so glad you liked this so much. I think your comparison to Miss Marple is a good one. Also, I agree with Suzi about listening to this series. It's been enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

If you are looking for reliable security guards who can act as doorkeepers for your company with devotion and effectiveness, then without further delay, come in touch with http://www.servelsecurity.net .Just approach servel security online and find the right security guard.

Unknown said...

What a fantastic blog I have ever seen. I didn’t find this kind of information till now. Thank you so much for sharing this information. Detective Agency in Delhi

Detectives Mumbai said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Detectives Mumbai said...

Happy to see your video Detective Agency as it is just what I’ve looking for. Detective Agency in Mumbai

Unknown said...

Happy to see your Detective Agency Services blog as it is just what I’ve looking for. I am looking forward to another great article from you. Detective Agency in Delhi

Margaret Harvey said...

I believe that it is best to use Private Investigator Brisbane to solve the case of cyber stalking or any form of cyber crimes as such. It is somehow noted that this is most prevalent among youngsters and teenagers. Come in touch with http://www.graingerinvestigations.com.au/ No one can as good as the Private Investigator Ipswich in Internet crime cases.

Detectives Mumbai said...

Thanks for sharing these type of blog. We are looking another from you. We are the best. Personal Detectives in Mumbai

Confidential Detective agency said...

I'm a little late reading this blog, especially some of the posts, but got to say... everything here is so great and so true. As someone who's originally from the area, I get a chuckle out of many things here. Detective Agency in Delhi

Rohit Malik said...

Once again feeling happy and proud to say that this is my favorite Blog. The postings are very unique and also outstanding performance with the new creativity and Excellency with the new different ideas and concepts. Really I am waiting for some more new posts from you. Keep up your Excellency and efficiency in these same levels. Detective Agency in Delhi

Poonam Mehta said...

If you are looking for a private detective agency in Delhi, you can hire tackle Detective

raghav dewan said...

www.cosmicconsultancy.in

COSMIC CONSULTANCY said...

Cosmic Consultancy is a detective agency in Mumbai, which provides highly professional and discreet detective services in Mumbai and PAN India basis. We specialize in Pre and Post Matrimonial Investigation

www.cosmicconsultancy.in

COSMIC CONSULTANCY said...

Cosmic Consultancy is a detective agency in Mumbai, which provides highly professional and discreet detective services in Mumbai and PAN India basis. We specialize in Pre and Post Matrimonial Investigation

www.cosmicconsultancy.in

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing such great information with us. I hope you will share some more information about Detective agency. Please keep sharing.
Detective agency in Gurgaon

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing such great information with us. I hope you will share some more information about Detective agency. Please keep sharing.
Detective agency in Gurgaon

Unknown said...

Again you along with your revolting conceitedness making an attempt to distort the items.
It is not allright to write down a book and tell the reality of the investigation (flawed, as you interpret) and build cash. however it's okay to neglect 3 kids night when night, enable one among them to disappear, mislead the police, and within the method establish a fund with cash from recent pensioners and faculty kids to procure their cars, mortgage, personal expenses, army of lawyers, public relation corporations, useless detectives, million posters and leaflets, you name it.
And it's not the book that's influencing the general public opinion, it's the oficial investigation and its conclusions. And this appears to hassle you such a lot to the purpose creating you belching your fanatic words in defence of this McCann couple. To end, it's not the incompetence of Amaral that troubles you, it's his ability as a result of he is aware of that Maddie died in Praia prosecutor Luz. you cannot swallow this, can you?
Detective agency in noida

Detective Agency in Delhi said...

Detective in Delhi
Detective Agency in Delhi
Detectives in Delhi
Private Detective in Delhi
Best Detective Agency in Delhi
Top Detective in Delhi
Private Detective Agency in Delhi
Detective in India
Detective Agency in India
Top Detective in India

matrimonialinvestigator said...

I want to take this opportunity to say that I really love this blog. It has been a good resource of information for me in my research.
Private Detective Agency in Delhi
Best Detective Agency in Delhi

confidentialdetective said...

Detective Agency in Delhi
Private Detective Agency in Delhi
Detective Services in Delhi

topindiandetectiveagency said...

Excellent Blog
detective agency in Delhi

Unknown said...

I will eagerly look forward to your upcoming updates.

best interior designer in Delhi

spydetectiveagency said...

Thanks for such a continuous great postings.
detective agency in Delhi

Foremost Detective for Several Investigation and Counseling Services in Delhi with Efficiency| Lady Detectives India said...

I really want to admire the quality of this blog.

Detective agency in Delhi

No. 1 Detective Agency || AMX Detectives said...

I will instantly grab your RSS feed to stay privy of any updates.
Best Detective agency in Delhi

snoopersindia said...

I'm a little late reading this blog, especially some of the posts, but got to say... everything here is so great and so true.

Detective agency in Delhi

david said...

Nice and interesting information and informative too.Can you please let me know the good attraction places we can visit: Ladies security guard in Thane

confidentialdetective said...

Pretty great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really loved browsing your blog posts.Pre-Matrimonial investigation in Delhi

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Fantastic Blog! Content was laudable and clear, eagerly looking for next one from you. Pre-Matrimonial investigation in Delhi

matrimonialinvestigator said...

I'm a little late reading this blog, especially some of the posts, but got to say... everything here is so great and so true.

Detective agency in Delhi

confidentialdetective said...

I like the way of your presentation of ideas through your awesome blog.
Post matrimonial investigation in Delhi

Foremost Detective for Several Investigation and Counseling Services in Delhi with Efficiency| Lady Detectives India said...

This blog is actually hitting what I want to expect.
Best Pre matrimonial investigation

No. 1 Detective Agency || AMX Detectives said...

Today everybody knows roughly detective agencies and private investigators and your blog enhance our knowledge so thanks for this.
Pre matrimonial investigation

Robin Smith said...

I highly admire your post. Thanks for sharing such wonderful information, I see your post very often and share them on all social media channels.

You can also try out my website ascondetectives.com which is one of the best detective agency in Delhi offering all types of detective services at affordable rates.

No. 1 Detective Agency || AMX Detectives said...

Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.
Matrimonial Detective Services in Delhi

No. 1 Detective Agency || AMX Detectives said...

I am impressed. This is a fantastic blog. You obviously know what your subject matter!
Corporate Detective in Delhi

Best Detective Agency in Delhi said...

It is a very impressive blog. I really liked it that shows about the best detective agency in India. I too have a similar website on detective niche. Please have a look on that: Best Detective in Delhi

No. 1 Detective Agency || AMX Detectives said...


I've been searching for information on this subject for some time. I'm glad this one is so extraordinary. Keep up the brilliant work.
Debugging Services in Delhi

Ladies Detective India said...

I have perused your Post; it is exceptionally useful for me. What’s more, I need to express profound gratitude to you.
Best Lady Detectives in Delhi

Rohit said...

Thanks for sharing valuable and rare information with us through this amazing blog.
Mobile Spyware

Ladies Detective India said...

Post Employment investigation

matrimonialinvestigator said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
matrimonialinvestigator said...

Pre Matrimonial investigation

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Loyalty test investigation

Detectives Mumbai said...

Pre Matrimonial investigation

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Undercover operation investigation in Delhi

AMX Detectives said...

Still photo and videography

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Extramarital affair investigation in Delhi

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Undercover operation in Delhi

AMX Detectives said...

litigation support

snoopersindia said...

divorce case investigation

Detectives Mumbai said...

Cyber crime investigation in Mumbai

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Undercover Operation

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Detective agency in Gurgaon

Delhi Modular Kitchen said...

Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.
https://delhimodularkitchen.com/

https://delhimodularkitchen.com/modular-kitchen-in-faridabad/

https://delhimodularkitchen.com/modular-kitchen-accessories/

https://delhimodularkitchen.com/contact-modular-kitchen-company-delhi-india/

matrimonialinvestigator said...

Really I am waiting for some more new blogs from you.
Pre matrimonial investigation

AMX Detectives said...

Genuinely loved this kind of post.
Post matrimonial investigation

matrimonialinvestigator said...

I will eagerly look forward to your upcoming updates.
Post matrimonial investigation

Ladies Detective India said...

The post is actually the freshest on this laudable subject.
Surveillance investigation

matrimonialinvestigator said...

delighted to see your blog.
Divorce case investigation

AMX Detectives said...

You put really very helpful information.

still-photo-and-photography

Rahul said...


Awesome work. i just wanted to leave a comment and say I am new to this blog and like what I am reading. Thanks for wonderful and the share

Private investigation Service in Hyderabad

matrimonialinvestigator said...

It is really difficult to get this kind of with useful information.
income proof investigation

Ladies Detective India said...

everything here is so great and so true in this blog.
Love affair investigation

Detectives Mumbai said...

It has been a good resource of information for me in my research.
Pre matrimonial investigation

matrimonialinvestigator said...

We get to know about the working and difficulties of the Private detectives.
undercover operation in delhi