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The Full Cupboard of Life

More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

By Alexander McCall Smith

The Full Cupboard of Life
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2004,
    208 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2005,
    208 pages.

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Mma Ramotswe returns!

Comment: McCall Smith is back with another totally soft-boiled mystery set in Botswana. In this episode Precious Ramotswe, of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, is on the case again, this time assisting the self-made founder of a chain of hairdressing salons who wants to unearth the real intentions of her four suitors, each possibly more interested in her money than her heart.

The chances are you're already familiar with this series, but if you're not, I do encourage you to give it a try; as Bill Ott, writing for Booklist says, 'The tremendous appeal of this delightful series comes from the unique manner in which Smith mixes the charm of both traditional and contemporary village cozies (from Miss Marple to the Maggody novels) with a ...

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