The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (11)

72%

6 Critic Reviews

Investigations in the blissful Botswana world of Mma Precious Ramotswe and her No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency range from a woman complaining that her husband is cheating on her to a mysterious legacy left to an unnamed guide by a visiting American.
-Washington Times

Synopsis

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 11

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.
 
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

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 7, 2010 by Anchor. 254 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Double Comfort Safari Club
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average

Mma Precious Ramotswe’s 11th full cupboard of cases takes her from her office in Gaborone into a safari camp to track down the elusive heir to an unexpected legacy.

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Blog Critics

Good
on Apr 09 2011

The Double Comfort Safari Club...does not disappoint. McCall Smith, one of the most prolific writers around, once again crafts a deceptively leisurely tale featuring the best (and only lady) detective in Botswana, Precious Ramotswe.

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Washington Times

Above average
on May 14 2010

Investigations in the blissful Botswana world of Mma Precious Ramotswe and her No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency range from a woman complaining that her husband is cheating on her to a mysterious legacy left to an unnamed guide by a visiting American.

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AV Club

Above average
on May 06 2010

...but the book seems as if Smith still enjoys the characters, but no longer knows what he wants to say with them. The way they go through the motions is sad to see in a series that once had such an easygoing but vibrant voice.

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Christian Science Monitor

Above average
on Apr 19 2010

The Double Comfort Safari Club gives readers a chance to check in on the more compassionate, reflective world of the house on Zebra Drive and the ongoing business concerns of Speedy Motors and the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

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ReviewingtheEvidence.com

Good

I recommend this series heartily and this book in particular, to readers who seek enchantment. Be warned however that Mma Ramotswe and her cases can easily become quite addictive.

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