Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
(No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 7)

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.
 

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Then, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Recently, the Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiancé. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge. And Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smith’s oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will.




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About Alexander McCall Smith

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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. www.alexandermccallsmith.com
 
Published April 18, 2006 by Anchor. 241 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A seventh bulging file of cases for Mma Precious Ramotswe and the No.

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Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith Polygon £12.99, pp233 According to Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, it is the small things that make a life - look after the pebbles and the beach will look after itself.

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Publishers Weekly

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It was a shrewd idea to get the veteran actress and audiobook prize winner Lecat to perform this version of Smith's latest mystery starring the unforgettable Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe.

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The seventh entry in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series (after 2005's In the Company of Cheerful Ladies) reaffirms Smith's considerable gifts as a writer.

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All the while, Mma Ramotswe is continuously having doubts about Aunty Emang, the local advice columnist.

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Her advice is often flawed in Mma Ramotswe's eyes, or.

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USA Today

Blue Shoes and Happiness, the seventh book in Alexander McCall Smith's delightful series about the No.

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Bookmarks Magazine

The seventh installment of the Botswana detective agency series (after In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, 4 of 5 Stars July/Aug 2005) shows modernity sniping at the heels of tradition.

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