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

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The delightful new installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved and bestselling series finds Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travelling to the north of Botswana, to the stunning Okavango Delta, to visit a safari lodge where there have been several unexplained and troubling events — including the demise of one of the guests.

When the two ladies of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency arrive at the Okavango Delta, their eyes are opened, as if for the first time, to the natural beauty and wildlife of their homeland. With teeming wildlife, endless grasslands, and sparkling rivulets of water running in every direction, it is breathtaking. But they can't help being drawn into a world filled with other wildlife: rival safari operators, discontented guides, grumpy hippopotamuses. On top of that, the date has still not been set for Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti's wedding, and it's safe to say that Mma Makutsi is beginning to grow a bit impatient.

And to top it all off, the impossible has happened: one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's apprentices has gotten married…. Of course none of this defeats the indomitable Precious Ramotswe. Good sense, kindness, and copious quantities of red bush tea carry the day &- as they always do.
 

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Published April 7, 2010 by Anchor. 254 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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As in 2009’s Tea Time for the Traditionally Built , the previous entry in this beguiling, bestselling series, a personal crisis for one of the leads, rather than a mystery, drives the plot of Smith’s superb 12th novel set in Botswana featuring his infinitely understanding sleuth, Precious Ramotswe.

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Publishers Weekly

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With her usual aplomb, Precious Ramotswe sorts out the inheritance bequest from a grateful American tourist, attempts to reconcile an unhappy couple, thwarts a scheming femme fatale, and helps to reunite her assistant, Grace Makutsi, with her injured fiancé, who is being held in isolation by an...

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BC Books

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As her secretary — no, make that Assistant Detective -- Mma Makutsi notes, everyone, including herself, comes to Mma Ramotswe when something is bothering them.

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Mma Potokwane reacts to the problem with a snort that reminds Mma Ramotswe “of the sound that a she-elephant makes when warning an intruder off her young.” The aunt, described as looking like a melon because of the shape of her head, shrivels up when confronted by Mma Potokwane, who again does ...

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Christian Science Monitor

Not only does he keep up with the annual goings-on in Gabarone, Botswana, but he simultaneously juggles three other series – his “Isabel Dalhousie” novels, the “44 Scotland Street” books, and the “Portuguese Irregular Verbs” series (which I’d somehow completely missed) – as well as turning out ch...

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Independent.ie

This month sees the publication of two new novels by Alexander McCall Smith, Tea Time For The Traditionally Built and The Double Comfort Safari Club, the 10th and 11th instalments in the phenomenally successful No.

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Scotsman.com

Just as a hippo's bite can snap a man in two, so can Violet Sephoto ensnare an unwary man with her skin-deep beauty and – in another case here for the two traditionally built detectives – persuade him to sign over his house to her.

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Boomtron

Matekoni recalls as a car passes him on “the unpaved verge of the road.” Matekoni feels like leaning on his horn and flashing his lights, but he realizes that would be another sort of way of shouting at someone who’s been rude, and that “sounding one’s horn, shouting–these were much the same thin...

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The Army Rumour Service

The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is set in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana with Mma Ramotswe who started the business because she did not feel that there was a facility for ladies in Botswana to go to when looking for a Private Detective to find stray husbands, blackmailers and other miscreants.

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Otago Daily Times

Alexander McCall Smith gives the impression of writing a book a month - this is the 11th outing for the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and he has two other series on the go as well.

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