Gran trambusto in Tlokweng Road. Mentre la signorina Grace Makutsi corona finalmente il sogno di crearsi una famiglia con il fidanzato gentiluomo Phuti Radiphuti, il giovane apprendista meccanico alla Speedy Motors del signor JLB Matekoni cerca di sfuggire a ogni costo a un incubo, l’inattesa paternità di due gemelli. E così, Precious Ramotswe, titolare della Ladies’ Detective Agency N.1, è costretta a dividersi tra le ansie crescenti della sua assistente, le delicate manovre per persuadere il giovane impiegato del marito a farsi carico delle proprie responsabilità e un nuovo caso, che coinvolge un ricco proprietario terriero, un giovanissimo pastore reticente e alcune mucche indisciplinate. Tra una tazza di tè rosso e l’altra, la più celebre e amata detective del Botswana si prepara a sciogliere, con la consueta saggezza e l’ormai leggendaria capacità di ascolto, un nuovo rompicapo, in cui torneranno utili, ancora una volta, gli imprescindibili consigli dei Principi dell’indagine privata di Clovis Andersen. Intanto, per le strade di Gaborone, è misteriosamente apparso il fantasma del mai abbastanza compianto furgoncino bianco della signora Ramotswe.
- ISBN: 8860889057
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 252
This is more like it! After the disappointing The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection with its collection of lame stories with no overarching plot and rather limply written characters, this is back to a good story and realistic people. The main story is about a couple of dead cows and who killed the Leggi tutto
In this 12th book in the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series Mma Makutski plans her long-awaited wedding to Phuti Radiphuti while Mma Ramotswe handles a difficult case. The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with the series is a plus. ***** Mma Ramotswe, the detective agency owner, i Leggi tutto
Wonderful. Like a warm tasty comforting free meal on a cold night. Some surprising developments in the case of Charlie the apprentice who finds out that he has twins to support, until Precious Ramotswe discovers that perhaps he is not the father after all. Precious finally gets her tiny white van ba Leggi tutto
*fourth read* Still love this series. It's reliably great. *third read* Third read, and still great. I just love this series. If you ever want a smile, try these books. I highly recommend the audio performances by Lisette Lecat. She is unmatched. She turns a really good book into something truly spect Leggi tutto
I sit here, sipping a steaming mug of African red bush tea, wondering how to convey to you why I feel about Alexander McCall Smith, in general, and this book, in particular, as I do. Here in Atlanta there was a local right-wing talk-show host, eventually nationally syndicated and now retired (and, I Leggi tutto
"Taking her old shoes out of the box into which Paticia had tucked them, she slipped them back on her feet and continued on her way to the Tlokweng Road. One or two people had witnessed the tragedy, or at least had seen part of it: a young man passing by, a boy on a bicycle, an old man standing in t Leggi tutto
In the 12th volume of this delightful series, Botswana’s most renowned lady detective looks into a mysterious event on a farmer’s land. Cattle have been slashed. Who would do such a thing? Of course Precious Ramotswe and her able, if somewhat shoe-addled assistant, Grace Makutsi, are on the case, an Leggi tutto
Alexander McCall Smith's No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series is one of my favorite series. This installment is probably the best of the twelve books so far. In this book, Precious Ramotswe thinks at one point: ". . . she would always take the time to drink tea, to look at the sky, and to talk. What
Join Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, for the weeks that elapse in this charming tale of life in Botswana, and you may emerge with fresh perspective on life. Mma Ramotswe — the prefix is a title akin to “Ms.” — and those who surround her live their lives in a slow Leggi tutto
I know that not everyone is a fan of Precious Ramotswe, but she makes me smile. These books are so comfortable and comforting, soothing almost. I love the cadence of the language and diction of the Botswanan characters; it momentarily transmits the slower pace of life to the reader. I can feel mysel Leggi tutto
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