No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

21 primary works • 39 total works
Featuring Precious Ramotswe – Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective.

Note: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Cases is a children's book series featuring young Precious Ramotswe.

BBC Afternoon Drama: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series is a radio drama based on the series.

Book 1

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
3.79
· 239368 Ratings · 11657 Reviews · published 1998 · 133 editions
Precious Ramotswe has only just set up shop as Bot…
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Book 2

Tears of the Giraffe
3.97
· 50347 Ratings · 2913 Reviews · published 2000 · 86 editions
Librarian note: Older cover edition of 97803491166…
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Book 3

Morality for Beautiful Girls
3.98
· 38723 Ratings · 1913 Reviews · published 2001 · 75 editions
Botswana PI Precious Ramotswe investigates the all…
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Book 4

The Kalahari Typing School for Men
4.00
· 36051 Ratings · 1614 Reviews · published 2002 · 72 editions
An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be …
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Book 5

The Full Cupboard of Life
4.02
· 29693 Ratings · 1382 Reviews · published 2003 · 52 editions
Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B. Mate…
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Book 6

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
4.08
· 26438 Ratings · 1240 Reviews · published 2004 · 61 editions
Mma Ramotswe's normally unshakable composure is ra…
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Book 6.5&6.6

The Sunday Night Book Club
3.35
· 141 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 2006 · 1 edition
In collaboration with Woman and Home and Breast Ca…
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Book 6.7

Doctors, Detectives, Common Sense
4.09
· 11 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 2005 · 2 editions
Some light-hearted fun. Mma Ramotswe visits her GP…
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Book 7

Blue Shoes and Happiness
4.06
· 25726 Ratings · 1174 Reviews · published 2006 · 56 editions
There is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladi…
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Book 8

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
4.07
· 23943 Ratings · 1258 Reviews · published 2007 · 59 editions
THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 8

Fans ar…
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Book 9

The Miracle at Speedy Motors
4.09
· 22021 Ratings · 1375 Reviews · published 2008 · 53 editions
Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is alwa…
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Book 10

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
4.12
· 20230 Ratings · 1609 Reviews · published 2009 · 46 editions
The latest installment of this universally beloved…
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Book 10.5

The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society
3.43
· 433 Ratings · 55 Reviews · published 2009 · 1 edition
Irresistible tales of love, friendship, passion an…
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Book 10.6

Special Seasonal No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Story
Untitled 'seasonal story about the No 1 Ladies Det…
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Book 11

The Double Comfort Safari Club
4.08
· 16601 Ratings · 1718 Reviews · published 2010 · 51 editions
Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic…
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Book 12

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
4.08
· 15146 Ratings · 1755 Reviews · published 2011 · 40 editions
At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows…
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Book 12.5

A Precious Christmas
4.22
· 23 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 2011 · 1 edition
An exclusive short story from The No. 1 Ladies Det…
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Book 12.6

The Cleverness of Ladies
3.52
· 828 Ratings · 111 Reviews · published 2012 · 7 editions
Glorious short stories from international bestsell…
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Book 13

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
4.11
· 14118 Ratings · 1801 Reviews · published 2012 · 41 editions
Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved, bestselling No. …
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Book 14

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
4.11
· 12968 Ratings · 1785 Reviews · published 2013 · 34 editions
Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones …
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Book 15

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café
3.99
· 11638 Ratings · 1494 Reviews · published 2014 · 35 editions
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency often helps peo…
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Book 16

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
4.06
· 10742 Ratings · 1423 Reviews · published 2015 · 30 editions
In this latest installment of the beloved and best…
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Book 17

Precious and Grace
4.08
· 10146 Ratings · 1367 Reviews · published 2016 · 28 editions
In this latest installment of the beloved and best…
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Book 17.5

Mma Ramotswe and Rra Burns
3.88
· 8 Ratings · published 2017 · 1 edition
Very short story available at author's website.

Bur…
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Book 17.6

The No. 1 Lady Detective's New Year Resolutions
4.00
· 16 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1998 · 1 edition
A truly delightful misadventure starring Precious,…
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Book 18

The House of Unexpected Sisters
4.15
· 9070 Ratings · 1262 Reviews · published 2017 · 26 editions
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by the…
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Book 19

The Colors of All the Cattle
4.15
· 7647 Ratings · 1041 Reviews · published 2018 · 22 editions
In this latest installment of the beloved and best…
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Book 20

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
3.93
· 6054 Ratings · 825 Reviews · published 2019 · 21 editions
In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Lad…
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Book 21

How to Raise an Elephant
4.19
· 3565 Ratings · 514 Reviews · published 2020 · 14 editions
The next book in the perennially adored No. 1 Ladi…
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Book 21.5

From Mma Ramotswe, for Mother’s Day
A gift for Mothers everywhere...
Alexander has writ…
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Under The Acacia
4.00
· 2 Ratings · 1 Reviews · 1 edition
Short Story available free online on the author's …
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Book 1-5

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Set: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency/Tears of the Giraffe/Morality for Beautiful Girls/The Kalahari Typing School For Men/The Full Cupboard of Life
Boxed set of first five. Botswana Mma Precious Ram…
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Book 1-3

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Box Set: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Tears of the Giraffe, Morality for Beautiful Girls.
The first three books in Alexander MCCall Smith's …
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Book 1-4

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Collection
4.12
· 637 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 2005 · 3 editions
Contains No's 1-4 in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective A…
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Book 5-6

Full Cupboard of Life/In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Full Cupboard of Life

In the fifth book in the prod…
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Book 7-8

More From the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Blue Shoes and Happiness / The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Blue Shoes and Happiness
From universally beloved a…
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Book 1-8,11,13

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 10 Books Set
Titles in the Set The Full Cupboard of Life, the L…
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The Slice of No.1 Celebration Storybook: Fifteen years with Mma Ramotswe
In this delicious short collection to celebrate th…
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Mma Ramotswe's Cookbook: Nourishment for the Traditionally Built
This woman who was everything to him - mother, Afr…
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