Precious Ramotswe, titolare della prima agenzia investigativa femminile del Botswana, è abituata da sempre alle stranezze del comportamento umano, nonché a muoversi in ambienti ben diversi da quelli in cui conduce la propria esistenza. In questo episodio, però, deve scendere su un terreno per lei davvero ostico: un campo da calcio. Deve investigare su una serie di sconfitte subite da una squadra favorita sulla carta: i Falchi del Kalahari. Per quanto immersa nelle indagini, tuttavia, trova il tempo per consolare la sua leale assistente, la signorina Makutsi che vede insidiato il futuro matrimonio con il facoltoso proprietario del mobilificio Double Comfort. Il suo fidanzato ha assunto, infatti, la perfida rubamariti Violet Sephotho, avvenente venditrice di letti nonché millantatrice di voti alla Scuola per segretarie. Tra tanti crucci, per fortuna c'è il tè. La signora Ramotswe si accomoda su una sedia, ne porge o ne accetta una tazza e comincia a esercitare la dote che più le si addice: quella dell'ascolto. Leggendo tra le righe o in una frase sussurrata a mezza voce, trova il bandolo della matassa e fa sì che la pace torni di nuovo in Tlokweng Road...
- ISBN: 8850228430
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 256
In this 10th book in the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' series, Mma Ramotswe - owner of the agency in Gabarone, Botswana - has a vexing problem. Her beloved tiny white van is making ominous noises. And Mma Ramotswe's afraid her husband, the dedicated mechanic Mr. JLB Matekonii, will scrap the old
Fourth review: I'm running out of words to describe what this series and these characters mean to me. If you are coming to this series for the first time, I'd recommend starting with the second book, Tears of the Giraffe , which is much more like a novel than the first book, which is more like a colle Leggi tutto
4.5 stars I love this series, and am a huge fan of McCall Smith. Though the events take place in a detective agency, this series is as far away from murder and hard crime as any detective book can be. Mma Ramotswe and her assistant, Mma Makutsi, form an unlikely pair of female detectives, who speciali Leggi tutto
I really enjoy this series of books. I like the descriptions, the slow pace, the thoughtfulness, etc. And the stories are always interesting. There were lots of quotes I found interesting as well... In thinking about her childhood, Mma Ramotswe pondered "arithmetic, with its puzzling multiplication t Leggi tutto
The 10th in the series, if you are reading this you are already a fan. Smith maintains the same delightful level offered in the prior nine. The central mystery here concerns a soccer team and whether or not someone is throwing games. Mma Makutsi faces a personal challenge as an old rival attempts to Leggi tutto
Such a warm and cosy series. It's like catching up with old friends. Mr Molofololo want Man Ramotswe to find out why his football team keep losing despite them having no knowledge of football, and On a Makutsi is troubled when her arch enemy gets a job at her fiances furniture shop.
"I am your sister. There was no simpler or more effective way of expressing a whole philosophy of life." "Human hurt was like lightning; it did not choose its targets, but struck, with rough equality and little regard to position, achievement, or moral desert." "There is plenty of work for love to do. Leggi tutto
Once again, Alexander McCall Smith has written another wonderful detective book about the Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi. McCall has such a wonderful sense of people and how they think; In simple words, he delves into their innermost reflective thoughts. As he describes in detail what people are think Leggi tutto
Amazon.com kindly informed me that this latest in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series was available in paperback, and I started clicking. This is one temptation I don't even try to resist. Alexander McCall Smith's books are good for me—like a few days' vacation. Once it arrived, I tried to read Leggi tutto
I'm addicted to this series of gentle books by Alexander McCall Smith that take place in the southern African country of Botswana. The stories are about the conflict between the traditional way of life and the emergence of modern culture that is placing strains on the people of Botswana. And in the
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