A Gaborone, capitale del Botswana, la signora Precious Ramotswe è molto rispettata: è la fondatrice della Ladies Detective Agency N. 1, la prima e unica agenzia investigativa del piccolo paese dell'Africa meridionale diretta da una donna. Suo padre avrebbe preferito che aprisse una macelleria, ma lei ha poi deciso di fare la detective privata. Gran bevitrice di tè rosso, gentile come tutti i golosi e portata alla riflessione filosofica (ma solo fino a un certo punto), la signora Ramotswe ha imparato presto come portare un po' di ordine nelle vite ingarbugliate dei suoi clienti, usando il suo cervello fino e soprattutto il suo gran cuore. Doti che le saranno indispensabili per affrontare il caso della signora Curtin e di suo figlio Michael, scomparso nel deserto ormai da dieci anni...
- ISBN: 8850207034
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 240
I think a lot of the reviews appear to ignore this is a series written as a tea cozy mystery genre type. Genres follow commonly accepted rules of plotting and characterization depending on the type of genre. Every once in awhile critics get excited over a "genre bending" book because a book didn't f Leggi tutto
I enjoyed the tv show, now I am enjoying the books.
I have never really have any interest in reading the books by this author, but recently a member friend suggested I would probably like them so I decided to give the first one a try. Actually I chose the second in the series by mistake. In the end it didn't really make any difference. The book is fai Leggi tutto
4★“ ‘You are a fortunate man,’ said the jeweller. ‘Not every man can find such a cheerful, fat woman to marry. There are many thin, hectoring women around today. This one will make you very happy.’ Mr J.L.B. Matekoni acknowledged the compliment.” As you can see, Botswana has a culture all its own. Ou Leggi tutto
I have a lot to say about Alexander McCall Smith’s series. It is for readers who don’t mind jumping outside a structure and especially; for appreciators of the rich, intricate privilege of immersion in someone else’s culture. Acquaintance with Botswana, Africa is the point. Mysteries are on the side Leggi tutto
I don't seek out Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, and yet when I run across them in a clearance rack I can't help but pick them up. Tears Of The Giraffe is the second in the series, and it is just as charming, just as gently comic, as the first installment. My only prob Leggi tutto
I absolutely adored the first in Smith’s Botswanan stories, so after a while I set about tackling the sequel. I wasn’t disappointed. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE is the better book purely because Smith doesn’t have to carefully set up the situation and characters; we already know all about them, so he can j Leggi tutto
Thanks to Goodreads friend Laura being persistent about getting me to try this series again, I FINALLY read this book. I’d read the first book in the series many years ago and liked it, but didn’t like it enough to read on. I think I’d even tried this one and put it down. I’d really struggled with t Leggi tutto
My third read. And it still holds up well. Love this series! <><><><> This is a wonderful series to read and to reread. This may be my favorite of them all, or at least in the top three. It's the feeling I get when I read or listen to these books that I love to return to: a feeling of satisfaction, as Leggi tutto
In this book the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency continues to solve mysteries and in the same tied-up-quite-nicely style. Early in the story Mma Ramotswe receives a proposal of marriage. Wondering whether (view spoiler) [ Mr J.L.B. Matekoni will turn out to be as good as he seems (it's alleged in the last book that h (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
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