Nonostante le abbondanti bevute di tè rosso, la signora Ramotswe ha fatto uno strano sogno. Incontrava uno sconosciuto ai piedi di un’acacia, una visione insolita, che al risveglio continua a turbarla. Ma in effetti sono giorni agitati per la proprietaria della Ladies’ Detective Agency N.1. Fanwell, il giovane aiutante del signor JLB Matekoni – miglior meccanico di Gaborone nonché marito della signora Ramotswe – si è ingenuamente infilato in una brutta storia di ricettazione e ora rischia di finire in carcere; la signorina Makutsi, conquistato l’agognato titolo di signora dopo essere convolata a nozze con l’eterno fidanzato Phuti Radiphuti, si trova alle prese con il cantiere della nuova casa e con un costruttore che le ispira poca fiducia; la signora Potokwane, direttrice dell’orfanotrofio, deve contrastare gli ambiziosi progetti del signor Ditso Ditso, un benefattore fin troppo intrigante. E nell’ombra, come suo solito, trama la subdola Violet Sephotho, impudente avventuriera e nemica incallita della signora Ramotswe e della sua segretaria. Per fortuna ad aiutare la più abile detective del Botswana giunge un visitatore inatteso: Clovis Andersen, l’autore di I principi dell’indagine privata, un libro considerato, perlomeno sulle rive del Limpopo, la Bibbia di ogni investigatore, o investigatrice, che si rispetti.
- ISBN: 8823506662
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 280
This book is like going out to tea with a couple of great aunts who always give you a cheque as a present. The pair of them sit there reminiscing about old times and their old friends. And you sit there, taking tea with them, nibbling the fairy cakes, smiling and nodding in all the right places to t Leggi tutto
Although I finished this book in about a day, I've been stuck on this review for weeks. Could it be that I've moved on from the series? Could it be that McCall Smith is starting to repeat himself? Has he lost his magic? Yes, yes, and yes, along with the added discomfort of lingering weirdness for rea Leggi tutto
I love these gentle mysteries set in Botswana. I love the slightly slower pace of life, the obtuseness of Grace Makutsi, the single-mindedness of Mma Potokwane, the fact that we still don't know what the J.L.B. stands for in the name of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, and the wisdom and kindness of Precious Ra Leggi tutto
In this 13th book in the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' series, Mma Ramotswe gets to meet her role model Clovis Anderson, who wrote the 'bible' of private detection. The book can be read as a standalone. ***** To the joy of Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutski, Clovis Anderson - the revered author of their Leggi tutto
In this thirteen episode of this series, those excellent sleuths Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi don't have any new cases to investigate, but find themselves helping friends deal with difficult situations where they are being bullied, cheated or wrongly accused. A great hero of Mma Ramotswe's (w Leggi tutto
This series is really comfort food--the beloved sleuths of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency of Botswana take on several cases--apprentice mechanic Fanwell is in trouble for unwittingly assisting in car theft (and he has the world's worst lawyer), newlywed Grace and her husband wrangle with a crooke Leggi tutto
Fourth read: These are reliable comfort reads for me and I enjoy them every time I pick them up. Looking forward to the new book in this series, which was recently published. Third read: AMS wrote a new novel in this series, and I'm rereading the series through once more until I come to the new one a Leggi tutto
It's so easy for a long-running series to get stale, but somehow, Mr. Smith has avoided that pitfall with these stories of Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and Mr. J.L.B. Matakoni. This latest installment is just as fresh as the first with some new characters being introduced (Thomas, Mr. Ditso, and the f Leggi tutto
Brilliant, delightful and now my favorite Alexander McCall Smith book. His analysis of the truth and description of Africa are gentle and fun, making the reader linger. The shoes of Mma. Makutsi have a new feature.
After the little bump in the road which was the weak The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party , McCall Smith not only finds his bearings again with this part 13(!) in the series, but manages one of the very top books with it. I was hesitant of him bringing the (for Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makuti at least) le Leggi tutto
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